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Public Notification: Black Storm contains hidden drug ingredient

[11-24-2014] The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use

Black Storm, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites and possibly in some retail stores.Image of Black Storm

 

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Black Storm contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in the FDA-approved prescription drug Viagra, used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). This undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates
 
Health care professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of this product to FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
 
 
Note: This notification is to inform the public of a growing trend of dietary supplements or conventional foods with hidden drugs and chemicals. These products are typically promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, and body building and are often represented as being “all natural.” FDA is unable to test and identify all products marketed as dietary supplements that have potentially harmful hidden ingredients. Consumers should exercise caution before purchasing any product in the above categories. 
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Page Last Updated: 11/24/2014
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