Bestherbal Herbal Coffee Recalled Over Possible Tainting with Viagra-Like Substance

Bestherbal Coffee Recalled New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natjral Herbs Coffee

Bestherbs Coffee LLC just has issued a recall for its “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee” following an analysis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that identified the presence of a drug that is similar to the active ingredient in the male erectile dysfunction (ED) drug, Viagra.

The recalled coffee product may contain undeclared desmethyl carbodenafil. This ingredient is similar sildenafil citrate, which is the active ingredient in Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs, noted The Daily Hornet. The presence of this drug might be deadly when combined with nitrates found in heart and blood pressure medications, according to an FDA recall notice issued Thursday.

The generic version of the drug, Viagra, is known as sildenafil. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra, which is the brand name for the drug manufactured by drug maker, Pfizer. The drug is on the market as Viagra and the generic drug, sildenafil, according to MedXpress. Sildenafil is one drug in a family of medications called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. The drug is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (male impotence) and also helps men to achieve and keep an erection sufficient for sexual activity, according to MedBroadcast.

The recall involves every lot of “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee.” The recalled coffee was distributed nationwide in 13-gram packages “to consumers via individuals or internet.” The recalled product was distributed from July 2014 through June 2016, according to the FDA, The Daily Hornet reported. Also, according to the media outlet, Bestherbs Coffee LLC indicated that it is notifying its customers of the natural herbs coffee recall by telephone.

The recall comes nearly a year after the FDA issued a public notice warning against use of the same brand of coffee, also after desmethyl carbodenafil was found in the product, according to The Daily Hornet. In that warning, the FDA noted a trend of dietary supplements or conventional foods containing undeclared medications and/or chemicals. “These products are typically promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, and body building and are often represented as being ‘all natural,’” the agency indicated. “FDA is unable to test and identify all products marketed as dietary supplements that have potentially harmful hidden ingredients.” To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the most recent Bestherbs Coffee recall.

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Other Coffee Recalls Due to Undeclared Viagra-Like Substances

In May 2017, the recall of a similar product made by Caverflo.com was associated with at least one death. Consumers in possession of any recalled products are advised to dispose of the products immediately and contact their physicians with health concerns, The Daily Hornet wrote.

Caverflo.com recalled all lots of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee. The coffee was provided in 25-gram packages at the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of Sildenafil and Tadalafil, which are both the active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, the Agency noted. Caverflo.com has received a report of one individual death following the use of the coffee. Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee may also contain undeclared milk.

The undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Men diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction should they consume this product.

Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee is used as a male enhancement and is packaged in black foil packs, UPC 9555671709994. Caverflo.com distributed this product from August 2016 through February 2017. Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee is consumed as an instant coffee and Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee was distributed nationwide to consumers via the internet at Caverflo.com. Caverflo.com indicated at the time that it was advising its customers by email. Consumers that are in possession of the recalled Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee should stop using the product, discard the product, and contact their physicians.

The FDA announced in August that AMPT Life, LLC issued a nationwide recall of AMPT coffee due to the presence of undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients and undeclared milk.

An Agency analysis confirmed the presence of Sildenafil and Tadalafil, as well as containing undeclared milk. In addition to the potentially dangerous or fatal reactions between these undeclared drugs and men who may be taking nitroglycerin or men diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease who take take nitrates, the ingredients might be dangerous to individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and who may be at risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions should they consume this product.

AMPT Coffee is used as a libido booster for men and is packaged in a red box. AMPT Coffee is packaged in red packets with black writing and bears the UPC 6942630912. AMPT Life, LLC distributed this recalled product from April 2016 through March 2017.

AMPT Coffee is consumed as an instant coffee and was distributed nationwide to consumers via internet. AMPT Life, LLC has not received any reports of injuries or illnesses to date and is notifying its customers by email. Consumers that are in possession of AMPT Coffee, which is being recalled, should stop using the recalled coffee and discard any remaining coffee.

Legal Help for Victims of Herbal Coffee Containing Undeclared Drugs

Parker Waichman LLP has years of experience representing clients in numerous defective product lawsuits. If you or someone you know is suffering adverse health reactions or death that is believed to be associated with recalled coffee that contains undeclared erectile dysfunction drugs, you may have valuable legal rights. Our firm offers free, no-obligation case evaluations. For more information, fill out our online form or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).

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