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Global Wellness, LLC Conducts a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of VIA XTREME ULTIMATE SEXUAL ENHANCER DIETARY SUPPLEMENT FOR MEN Due to Presence of Undeclared Drug
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 6, 2011 - Global Wellness, LLC. Hollywood, FL is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of VIA XTREME ULTIMATE SEXUAL ENHANCER DIETARY SUPPLEMENT FOR MEN to the consumer level. The product was distributed throughout the U.S. Puerto Rico, and Canada to internet and retail consumers. The product is distributed as a bottle containing six (6) blue colored capsules per package. The label on the packaging lists the company name Global Wellness, LLC, Hollywood Florida. Only Lots 809013 and 806030 are covered in this recall.
The company has been informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that laboratory analysis conducted by FDA for Lots 809013 and 806030 found that the product contains sulfoaildenafil methanesulfonate, sulfosildenafil and dimethylsildenafil analogs of sildenafil. Silenafil is an active ingredient of an FDA approved drug for erectile dysfunction (ED), making Via Xtreme Ultimate Sexual Enhancer Dietary Supplement for Men an unapproved drug. The active drug ingredient is not listed on the product label. The undeclared ingredient may 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 nitrates. Additionally, the product may cause side effects, such as headaches and flushing.
No illnesses have been reported to Global Wellness, LLC to date in connection with these products.
With an abundance of caution, Global Wellness, LLC is voluntarily recalling only lots 809013 and 806030 of VIA XTREME ULTIMATE SEXUAL ENHANCER DIETARY SUPPLEMENT FOR MEN. This recall does not affect sales and distribution of SLIM XTREME GOLD™ and GELSLIM™.
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.
Any adverse events that may be related to the use of this product should be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm], by phone [1-800-FDA-1088], or by returning the postage-paid FDA form 3500 [which may be downloaded from www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm] by mail [to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787] or fax [1-800-FDA-0178].
Consumers with questions may contact the company at (954) 922-1133 Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm EST for instructions on the return process.
Global Wellness, LLC apologizes for any inconvenience and expresses its concerns for the health of consumers by conducting a voluntary recall action.
Global Wellness, LLC, remains committed to product quality and integrity of all its products and the company is working closely with the FDA in the recall process. We deeply value the trust you have placed in Global Wellness, LLC and regret any inconvenience this product recall may have caused. This voluntary recall does not affect the SLIM XTREME GOLD™ and GELSLIM™ herbal slimming capsules distributed by Global Wellness, LLC.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.