FDA informed consumers and healthcare professionals regarding the dangers associated with the purchase or use of True Man or Energy Max products promoted and sold as dietary supplements throughout the United States. Both products, promoted as sexual enhancement products and as treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), are illegal drug products that contain potentially harmful, undeclared ingredients. The undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Both products contain either a thione analog of sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, or a piperadino analog of vardenafil, the active ingredient in Levitra. Both Viagra and Levitra are FDA approved products for the treatment of ED. FDA has not approved True Man and Energy Max, therefore, the safety and effectiveness of these products are unknown. Consumers should discontinue use of these products and consult their healthcare professional about approved treatments for ED.
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