The FDA just announced yesterday the voluntary recall of Libipower Plus, a drug marketed for dietary use by Haloteco. The recall is prompted by FDA analysis of the drug which revealed traces of Tadalafil, the active ingredient of drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction. The danger here is that Tadalalafil can react badly to nitrates, which are often taken by patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease.
Something doesn’t add up, here. A google search of “Libipower” yielded a host of results like the following:
all-natural male libido enhancer supplement
a male all-natural enhancer pill
The press release mentions that Haloteco “sincerely regrets any inconvenience to consumers.” But look at the name—Libipower—it even sounds like libido. I’m sure this is no issue of cross-contamination; rather, the “diet drug” is being indirectly marketed for male enhancement, without the appropriate warnings.