A coffee brand is being recalled over concerns it contains an ingredient similar to the active ingredient used in Viagra, which is popularly prescribed for erectile dysfunction.
The company is recalling the coffees for an undeclared milk ingredient as well.
The FDA issued a warning about the product almost a year ago, but Bestherbs just initiated the voluntary recall on July 13.
The undeclared desmethyl carbodenafil in the coffee could interact with nitrates in other prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin.
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The undeclared compound may interact with nitrates in some prescription drugs, the FDA's statement said, which could lower blood pressure to unsafe levels. People who are allergic to milk may also suffer from potentially deadly allergic reaction should they consume the product. Customers who bought the coffee can return it to the Bestherbs office in Grand Prairie to receive a refund.
Albert Yee, the man behind Bestherbs, told The Washington Post it was the coffee mix's popularity in Malaysia that inspired him to import it. The manufacturer is attempting to notify its customers of the voluntary recall.
No illnesses had been confirmed in relation to the Bestherbs Coffee product as of the posting of the recall on July 13.
A male enhancement instant coffee was recalled for the undeclared presence of a pharmaceutical similar to a compound found in Viagra that can have unsafe health effects for people taking prescription medications.