Coffee Containing Substance Similar to Viagra Recalled by Grand Prairie-based Company

A Grand Prairie-based company is recalling a coffee it produces because it contains a substance similar to Viagra, a drug used for erectile dysfunction. Bestherbs Coffee LLC voluntarily recalled all of its New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found desmethyl carbodenafil, which is structurally similar to the active ingredient in Viagra, and also undeclared milk.Some people were purchasing the instant coffee to use as a male enhancement. But the undeclared ingredient might interact with some prescription drugs and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels, according to the FDA. The milk could also pose a risk to people with an allergy or sensitivity to it. The FDA issued a warning about the coffee last year, which they said was part of a growing trend of food or dietary supplements with hidden drugs and chemicals that are often represented as being "all natural." Bestherbs distributed the coffee nationwide from July 2014 through June 2016. No illness has been reported. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Bestherbs at 817-903-2288 or Albertyee.abc@hotmail.com. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they experienced any issues that might be related to the coffee.  Continue reading...

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