U.S. flag An official website of the United States government
  1. Home
  2. Drugs
  3. Resources | Drugs
  4. Information for Consumers and Patients | Drugs
  5. Buying & Using Medicine Safely
  6. Medication Health Fraud
  7. Meta Forte contains hidden drug ingredients
  1. Medication Health Fraud

Meta Forte contains hidden drug ingredients

[5-5-2023] The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Meta Forte, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, and possibly in some retail stores.

Meta Forte Image

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Meta Forte contains tadalafil and sildenafil, the active ingredients in the FDA-approved prescription drugs Cialis and Viagra, respectively, used to treat erectile dysfunction. FDA approvals of Cialis and Viagra are restricted to use under the supervision of a licensed healthcare professional. These undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. People with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.

Healthcare professionals and consumers should 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 products marketed as dietary supplements or conventional foods with hidden drug ingredients 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.

Refer to the links below for more information:



Back to Top