JUNE 2009

L-ARGININE PRODUCT RECALLED
FOR ILLEGAL INGREDIENTS AND CLAIMS

Stamina-Rx
Supplements Recalled

FDA says Stamina-Rx
is "an unapproved and misbranded drug”

from WebMD
A health information Web site for patients
Miranda Hitti



Published: 06/18/2009
June 18, 2009

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Norcross, Ga., is recalling all lots of its dietary supplement Stamina-Rx because it contains an unapproved drug, benzamidenafil, which may pose health risks.

The supplement is marketed as a "natural alternative" to prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction.

Benzamidenafil, which isn't noted on the Stamina-Rx label and it isn't approved by the FDA, belongs to the same class of drugs as the active ingredients in the erectile dysfunction drugs Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra.

"Benzamidenafil is not FDA-approved, and poses a threat to consumers because benzamidenafil 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 and may be most susceptible to adverse effects from this product," states a Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals news release posted on the FDA's web site.

FDA tests showed benzamidenafil in one lot of Stamina-Rx, but all lots of the product are being recalled because it is "an unapproved and misbranded drug," states Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals.

The company notes that Stamina-Rx is mainly sold in health food and drug stores nationwide.

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals advises consumers to stop using Stamina-Rx immediately and report any adverse effects to the company by calling 888-855-7919 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

STAMINA RX LABEL:

1.

Xanthoparmelia Scabrosa - induces smooth muscle relaxation, allowing for maximum arterial dilation and increased bloodflow.

2.

Cnidium Monnier - increases nitric oxide release and inhibits PDE-5, allowing erections to be sustained for longer periods of time.


Also included in Stamina-Rx® are four key components incorporated for their time-proven ability to enhance sexual performance.

1.
Yohimbe 8% Extract - Yohimbine HCL, the active constituent, increases blood flow to the penis and dramatically increases libido. Stamina-Rx® contains the highest percentage yohimbine hcl found in the world! Again, beware of the competition! Products containing inferior yohimbe often have NO yohimbine hcl ... rendering it useless!
2.
L-Arginine - Increases natural production of nitric oxide, leading to a more rigid erection.
3.
Gamma Amino Butyric Acid - Increases dopamine levels, igniting a euphoric feeling and increasing sensations during orgasm.
4.

Epimedium / Horney Goat Weed - Increases the sex drive as effectively as any compound known to science! Stamina-Rx® uses a 20:1 extract (5 times stronger than the competition!) to ensure "MAXIMUM Stimulation!"










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