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EG Labs Announces Urgent Nationwide Voluntary Recall of ALL LOTS of Viapro 375 mg Capsules, due to a Potentially Harmful Ingredient
EG Labs, LLC.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- New York, NY July 23, 2008 – EG Labs, LLC, announced today that it is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots of its supplement product sold under the brand name, Viapro, in 375mg capsules. EG Labs, LLC. is conducting this recall after being informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis by FDA of a sample from one lot of the product revealed that it contained a potentially harmful undeclared ingredient, thio-methisosildenafil. FDA asserts that this ingredient is an analog of sildenafil. Sildenafil is the active chemical ingredient of an FDA-approved drug used for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in men to enhance sexual performance.
The use of undeclared chemicals pose a threat to consumers because they may harmfully interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take such nitrates.
Viapro capsules were sold in retail outlets nationwide and were packaged into 2-capsule blister, 1 capsule blister and 10 capsule bottles. Viapro has not been sold since about March 2008.
Customers who have this product in their possession should stop using it immediately and contact their physician if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this product. Please return the product for a full refund to the address below.
Seaboard Tampa Terminal: 6708 Harney Road Tampa Florida, 33610
Any adverse events that may be related to the use of this product should be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088 or by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178 or by mail at MedWatch, HF-2, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or online.