Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers to avoid approximately fifty male enhancement and weight loss products found to contain hidden ingredients that pose serious health risks.  Here are links to lists of the specific products that make up this most recent warning.  https://www.fda.gov/drugs/medication-health-fraud/tainted-sexual-enhancement-products and https://www.fda.gov/drugs/medication-health-fraud/tainted-weight-loss-products

Many of these products are harmful as well as being ineffective.  The FDA bought these products on Amazon and eBay although they also can be found in retail stores.  The FDA decried the fact that several of the products purchased on Amazon were designated as an “Amazon Choice” or “#1 Best Seller.”

TIPS

Anyone considering using over-the-counter products for sexual enhancement, weight loss, bodybuilding or pain relief  should always check with their primary care physician before buying and using these products.  Some of these products may merely be ineffective and a waste of money, however, other of these products may contain ingredients that negatively interact with medications you may be taking.   Always be wary of advertising of such supplements and medicines and particularly wary when the products are only sold online.

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