FDA Recalls 'Male Enhancer' Fruit Chew

The manufacturer has been accused of using concealment, dishonest means and an unknowing third party to distribute the product.

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Tucson, AZ, Alpha Male Plus is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry of Alpha Male Plus Male Enhancer fruit chews to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the product to be tainted with tadalafil, an ingredient known as a phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitor found in a FDA approved product for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. The presence of tadalafil in Alpha Male Plus Male Enhancer renders the product an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore, subject to recall.

Risk Statement: Consumers with underlying medical conditions who take Alpha Male Plus Male Enhancer with undeclared tadalafil may experience serious health risks. For example, PDE-5 inhibitors may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) lowering blood pressure to dangerous levels that may be life-threatening. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease often take nitrates. To date, Alpha Male Plus has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The tainted Alpha Male Plus Male Enhancer product was manufactured by Dr Manuel Mascarenas M.D. in Tucson, Arizona located at 5190 E Farness Dr Ste 104, 85712. His direct contact information is 520-795-7724 and 520-248-1964. Dr Mascarenas is the originator and manufacturer of these products for the global market and his website address is alphamalexr.comExternal Link Disclaimer. Alpha Male Plus was selected to act as the US distributor and distribute these products for the US market. The tadalafil ingredient was never disclosed or made known to its US distributor and was only discovered through FDA laboratory analysis. Dr Manuel Mascarenas is solely responsible for the creation, formulation and proliferation of this product. Through the use of concealment, dishonest means and an unknowing 3rd party Dr Mascarenas was able to begin distributing this mislabeled and potentially harmful product to the US market.

Alpha Male Plus was marketed as a dietary supplement for male sexual enhancement and is packaged in 1strip per foil pouch within a cardboard box, UPC [8 60003 03770 6] [8 60003 74512 0]. The affected Alpha Male Plus Male Enhancer includes all lots. The product was distributed nationwide in the USA via internet directly to consumers via the AlphaMalePlus.usExternal Link Disclaimer website.

Company is notifying its distributors and customers by e-mail and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers/distributors/retailers that have product which is being recalled should stop using or return to place of purchase/discard/contact their doctor, etc. Product can be returned directly to: 3280 E Hemisphere Loop #190, Tucson AZ, 85706.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Alpha Male Plus by e-mail at [email protected] or calling 520-955-2015 Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm, PST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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