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Coffee recalled over ingredient similar to Viagra

August 20 2017, 02:08 | Irvin Gilbert

Recalled coffee contains ingredient similar to Viagra

This coffee is being recalled because it contains a Viagra-like ingredient

The test revealed the presence of desmethyl carbodenafil, a drug similar in structure to the active ingredient sildenafil in the male enhancement drug Viagra, Food Safety News reported.

"Desmethyl carbodenafil is structurally similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an FDA-approved prescription drug for erectile dysfunction", the FDA said in a statement. It poses a health threat to men who have diabetes, high levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, or heart disease. It also warned the coffee's unlisted milk ingredient could be unsafe for people with allergies or sensitivities to the product.

Bestherbs Coffee LLC distributed this product from July 2014 through June 2016. It also may contain "undeclared milk," which given the context of this whole thing is even more hilarious. The coffee was marketed as a male enhancement product, but didn't disclose Viagra-like effects.

According to the FDA, desmethyl carbodenafil may react with nitrates in other prescription medications, which may lead to dangerously low blood pressure.

There have been no reports of illness to date, the company said. People who have milk allergies or sensitivities and consume this product, are at risk of serious or life threatening reactions.

That discovery has prompted Bestherbs Coffee LLC, the North Texas company behind the product, to voluntarily recall the product nationwide. Each box of the "Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" that had been sold till now, came with 25 packets, each containing 13-gram packs of instant coffee. The manufacturer is attempting to notify its customers of the voluntary recall.



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