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06-22-2010, 11:47 AM
Magic Power Coffee recall: FDA says instant coffee contains Viagra drug

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Updated: 12:39 p.m. Monday, June 21, 2010
Posted: 12:05 p.m. Monday, June 21, 2010

Federal regulators have are warning consumers to stay away from Magic Power Coffee - a product apparently designed for men who not only want to have more sex but to be awake enough to enjoy it.

The instant coffee, marketed as a dietary supplement, contains a substance similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in the prescription erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Sildenafil can interact with nitrate-type medications commonly taken by patients with hypertension, causing dangerous drops in blood pressure.

"Because this product is an instant coffee labeled as an 'all natural dietary supplement,' consumers may assume its harmless and poses no health risk," said Deborah Autor, director of the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research's compliance office. "In fact, Magic Power Coffee can cause serious harm."

Federal regulators this year have found many similar male enhancement products being marketed as supplements when they in fact contain ingredients reserved for use in prescription drugs, a violation of law.

Magic Power Coffee is being sold by Internet retailers and on auction sites, and is connected with online multi-level marketing programs, the FDA said. Officials advise consumers to stop using the product and throw it away.

How perky is that? :D

Palm Beach Post (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/nation/magic-power-coffee-recall-fda-says-instant-coffee-760195.html)