FDA Warns Against the Use of ‘Weekend Warrior’
Men looking to enhance their performance in bed need to be mindful of the supplement they use, following a recent warning from the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) against the use of a new drug.
In a statement released on Monday March 17th 2014, the Ministry of Health notified the general public that the FDA had issued a statement on the adverse effect of the use of ‘Weekend Warrior’.
This is product is promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, containing a bottle of 8 capsules which sells at US$35.00.
The FDA is advising consumers not to purchase or use this drug.
FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that ‘Weekend Warrior’ contains thiosildenafil, a substance structurally similar to the active ingredient in the FDA approved prescription drug Viagra, used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).
This undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease, who often take nitrates, need to be aware of the possible side effects of the drug which includes dizziness, fainting and even heart attack or stroke.
The Ministry of Health is therefore advising the general public to take the necessary precautionary measures.
Persons who have experienced any negative side effects should consult their health care provider or the nearest Health Centre as soon as possible.