The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Sunday, warned users/consumers against the use of PrimeZen Black 6000mg, a male performance enhancement capsule recalled from the market.
The agency’s recall of the capsule was contained in a public alert with No. 015/2023, signed by its Director-General, Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Mrs Adeyeye, a professor, said Volt Candy is voluntarily recalling the one lot of PrimeZen Black 6000mg capsule alongside its 2000mg due to undeclared ingredients their manufacturer in America made of them.
“The recall followed the analysis of the Food and Drug Agency (FDA) of the United States of America, an FDA, which found the PrimeZen capsules to contain undeclared tadalafil and sildenafil.
“Sildenafil and tadalafil are phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitors found in FDA-approved products for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction.
“The presence of sildenafil and tadalafil in PrimeZen Black 6000mg capsules renders them unapproved drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore, subject to recall.
“Risk Statement, PrimeZen Black 6000 capsules containing sildenafil and tadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and cause a significant drop in blood pressure that may be life-threatening.
“People with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.
“Among the adult male population who are most likely to use these products, adult males who use nitrates for cardiac conditions are most at risk from these products,” she said.
She said, “The product details are as follows; PrimeZEN Black 6000 male enhancement capsules, manufactured by Volt Candy, 324 S. Diamond Bar Blvd #212, USA.”
The NAFDAC boss said the lot Number: NPINPB 1003, the UPC code: 728175521891, the expiration date is Aug. 16, 2025, for PrimeZen Black 6000mg being marketed online as a dietary supplement for male enhancement and is packaged in a blister card with one capsule.
Mrs Adeyeye added that the product can be identified by the card colour in black with the name on it PrimeZen Black 6000.
She said, “NAFDAC hereby implores members of the public in possession of the above product to stop the sale or use, as well as handover the product to the nearest agency office.”
The DG appealed to those with the falsified product to “please DO NOT use it.”
“If you, or someone you know, have used the product or suffered any adverse reaction after use, please seek immediate medical advice,” she advised.
She advised healthcare professionals and consumers to report suspected adverse drug reactions or substandard and falsified medicines to the nearest NAFDAC office.
SOURCE: PREMIUM TIMES