Herbal coffee recalled for containing erectile dysfunction drug ingredient

Grand Prairie, Texas-based Bestherbs Coffee voluntarily recalled its New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee July 13 after a Food and Drug Administration laboratory analysis detected an undeclared active drug ingredient.

The coffee contains desmethyl carbodenafil, a chemical similar to the active ingredient in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. The chemical may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressures to unhealthy levels, according to the FDA. The agency also confirmed the presence of undeclared milk in the coffee, which could pose a health risk to individuals with dairy allergies.

Bestherbs Coffee marketed the coffee as a male enhancement product, distributing it to consumers nationwide from July 2014 to June 2016. The FDA has not received any reports of injuries from the product, to date.

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