Deadly Dangers of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs and Supplements
Kevin H is a computerized graphic design professional from Baton Rouge, Lousiana who experienced partial, permanent blindness in his right eye within thirty nine hours after taking ViagraKevin H. is a computerized graphic design professional from Baton Rouge, Lousiana who experienced partial, permanent blindness in his right eye within thirty nine hours after taking Viagra.
Reading on the computer is a requirement of his job, however Kevin reports that "I now read with difficulty and it is becoming harder for me to be effective in my work."
Kevin may be suffering from nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), which is decreased blood flow to the optic nerve.
NAION can cause blindness.
VIAGRA, CIALIS AND LEVITRA
Viagra, produced by Pfizer Inc., has been used by 23 million men around the world. Some of these men have suffered from NAION while taking Viagra.
Other side effects associated with Viagra are intraocular pressure, retinal vascular disease and other eye problems such as increased sensitivity to light and blurry vision.
Viagra is one of three drugs that have been approved by the FDA for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). The other two are Cialis, which is produced by Eli Lilly, and Levitra, which is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
Both Cialis and Levitra have also been linked to loss of vision caused by NAION.
Here is a quote from the official product information for Cialis:
"In rare instances, men taking prescription ED tablets (including CIALIS) reported a sudden decrease or loss of vision or hearing (sometimes with ringing in the ears and dizziness). It?s not possible to determine if these events are related directly to the ED tablets or to other factors.
If you have a sudden decrease or loss of vision or hearing, stop taking any ED tablet, including CIALIS and call your doctor right away."
Bodee LLC announced recently it is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of all the company?s supplement product sold under the name Zencore Plus.
According to ad copy at http://Zencore.com:
"Zencore Plus is a natural herbal supplement that enhances male sexual performance. Zencore Plus contains a combination of powerful natural herbs that enhances long lasting, hard and firm erections and boost sexual stamina and energy....You take Zencore Plus 45 minutes before sexual activity and you''ll experience powerful and fast acting results and it lasts up to 24 hours!...Take Zencore Plus and enjoy a great time of passion and sexual fulfillment."
Bodee LLC is conducting this recall after being informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis by FDA of Zencore Plus samples found the product contains benzamidenafil.
Benzamidenafil may have some of the same pharmacological properties as sildenafil, tadalafil and vardenafil, which are the active ingredients of Viagra (Sildenafil), Levitra (Vardenafil) and Cialis (Tadalafil).
The use of Zencore Plus by an unsuspecting user of organic nitrates (such as nitroglycerin) may pose a life-threatening risk of sudden and profound drop of blood pressure. As such, it may pose a public health risk when used as a dietary supplement.
Neither the likelihood nor the rate of occurrence of this dangerous side effect is known.
Zencore Plus is sold in health food stores and by mail order on the internet nationwide. The official Zencore Plus website is still up and displays an apparently active order page where you can get a ?Free Supply? by entering your Visa information.
I did not enter my Visa information to see if the order page is still functioning.
Also still found on the internet, as of the date of this article, are numerous pay-per-click ads (at top and left of search results pages) for the product.
The Zencore Plus product is sold as a 2-capsule blister pack packaged in a retail booklet with five booklets in a box or as a 10-capsule blister pack in a retail box.
The capsules were supplied by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Norcross, GA. Hi-Tech offers on its website a number of male sexual performance enhancers under the trade name Stamina-Rx. It is not known if these products contain benzamidenafil.
Consumers with questions may contact Bodee LLC Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at 800-935-0296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erectile dysfunction drugs and supplements can produce miraculous results in a person?s sex life. However, to those of you considering Viagra, Levitra, Cialis or Zencore Plus, please read the warning labels and other product information carefully. Discuss the risks with your personal physician.
The author thanks The Californian and Bodee LLC for helpful information contained in this post.
Rex Bush is founder of Bush Law Firm near Salt Lake City, Utah where he handles personal injury cases in Utah and throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on personal injury issues visit his website: Utah Injury Attorney