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Health Nutrition (RMA Labs) Viga or Viga for Women Tablets

Audience: Healthcare professionals and consumers

Health Nutrition (RMA Labs) warned consumers not to purchase or consume the products known as Viga or Viga for Women Tablets. These products, which are being marketed as dietary supplements, contain the unlabeled drug ingredient sildenafil, which may pose possible serious health risks to some users. Viga is sold in bottles of 30 tablets, and in packet of 4 tablets (ten packets in one small box). VIGA for women is sold in bottle of 20 tablets. Both products are distributed by Health Nutrition (RMA Laboratories Inc) and sold without medical prescription.

The interaction between nitrates and sildenafil can result in profound and life-threatening lowering of blood pressure. The use of nitrates in any form is an absolute contraindication for sildenafil users. The potential for this product to be taken by unknowing nitrate users is real, since erectile dysfunction is often a concurrent condition in patients with diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smokers and patients with ischemic heart disease.

[June 24, 2003 - Press Release - Health Nutrition (RMA Labs)]

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