Consumers should not use an instant coffee being sold online as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The product, Magic Power Coffee, contains a potentially dangerous ingredient. The product is sold in a two-serving box as well as in a carton that contains six two-serving boxes.
FDA’s lab analysis determined that Magic Power Coffee contains a chemical similar to the active ingredient in the prescription drug Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction. The chemical may interact with prescription drugs known as nitrates, including nitroglycerin, and cause dangerously low blood pressure.
Although Magic Power Coffee is labeled as an “all natural dietary supplement,” it can cause serious harm. Sexual enhancement products that claim to work as well as prescription products are likely to expose consumers to unpredictable risks and the potential for injury or even death.
Advice for Consumers
- Stop using Magic Power Coffee immediately.
- If you have experienced any bad side effects from Magic Power Coffee or any sexual enhancement products, talk to a health care professional.
- Report any side effects with the use of any sexual enhancement products to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program either online, by regular mail, by fax, or by phone.
This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.
Posted: June 22, 2010