Instant Coffee Recalled For Containing Viagra-Like Ingredient

This coffee is being recalled because it contains a Viagra-like ingredient

It contains an ingredient called desmethyl carbodenafil which is like sildenafil, a medication to treat sexual dysfunction sold under the brand name Viagra, according to the FDA.

The FDA says it may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs taken by men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease.

The coffee's packaging also failed to declare the presence of milk, which could make for a very unwelcome surprise for those with dairy allergies.

Bestherbs Coffee LLC distributed this product from July 2014 through June 2016.

The FDA said the coffee could be unsafe as it had the potential to lower blood pressure to "dangerous levels" while there were also possible harmful effects if the substance in the coffee interacted with nitrates found in prescription drugs like nitroglycerin.

People who are sensitive to milk could also suffer an allergic reaction that could be life-threatening.

Both the FDA and Yee said there had been no consumer health issues related to his company's coffee.

The FDA advised that consumers can return the product to the company for a refund, including postage. It was also sold on the internet. The product has been voluntarily recalled because of the addition.

Bestherbs Coffee owner Albert Yee told The Washington Post that coffee such as this is hugely popular in Malaysia, and that "There are whole streets of it, like tequila in Mexico". Sildenafil is the ingredient that makes erectile dysfunction drug Viagra work. In their report, FDA said Caverflo.com was recalling their product, packaged in 25-gram foil packs.

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