FDA letter calls out Amazon for products with harmful ingredients

FILE - This Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
FILE - This Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Amazon of 30 sexual enhancement and weight loss supplements sold on its website that contained “undeclared and potentially harmful drug ingredients,” according to a letter sent to the company.

On July 26, the FDA sent a letter addressed to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy in regard to 30 products sold on the website that contained ingredients such as sibutramine, tadalafil, sildenafil and vardenafil, all of which are undeclared drug ingredients, according to the FDA.

According to FOX 10, the letter details the FDA’s purchase of 26 sexual enhancement drugs from Amazon that went through lab tests, and all were found to have contained one or more of the four undeclared drug ingredients.

According to the FDA, none of the drugs were listed in the ingredients on the products.

“These undeclared drug ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels,” the letter read.

In its letter, the FDA highlighted that sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil have all been approved for use in drugs such as Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, respectively; however, if used outside of the approved methods, the ingredients could pose a serious health threat to consumers, FOX 10 reports.

Here is the complete list of supplements with unapproved ingredients, per the FDA’s letter:

Product NameUndeclared Drug
Ingredient(s)
Amazon Seller
Imperial Gold 2000Sildenafil, Tadalafilseller: Q Mart
Fulfilled by Amazon
Hot RodTadalafilseller: Brandzilla
Fulfilled by Amazon
PremierZen Platinum 5000Tadalafilseller: e-Factory NY
Fulfilled by Amazon
PremierZen Black 5000Sildenafil, Tadalafilseller: All-R0under
Fulfilled by Amazon
Imperial Extreme 2000Sildenafil, Tadalafilseller: HEALTHY STORY
Fulfilled by Amazon
Burro Primavera 60000Tadalafilseller: Q MART
Fulfilled by Amazon
Thumbs Up 7 Blue 69KSildenafil, Tadalafilseller: BIT & BET
Fulfilled by Amazon
Kopi Jantan Tradisional
Natural Herbs Coffee
Sildenafilseller: smile_elephant
Fulfilled by Amazon
Thumbs up 7 Red 70KSildenafil, Tadalafilseller: Antoto-K
Fulfilled by Amazon
Thumbs up 7 Red 70KSildenafil, Tadalafil,
Vardenafil
seller: UMMZY
Fulfilled by Amazon
OrgaZen Premium 7000Sildenafil, Tadalafilseller: beauty.kor
Fulfilled by Amazon
Shogun-X Platinum 7000Sildenafil, Tadalafilseller: NURI TRADING
Fulfilled by Amazon
Ginseng Power 5000Tadalafilseller: beauty.kor
Fulfilled by Amazon
PremierZen Extreme 3000Tadalafilseller: Q Mart
Fulfilled by Amazon
Shogun-X BlackTadalafilseller: UMMZY
Fulfilled by Amazon
Original White DragonTadalafil, Sildenafilseller: A&D Health LLC
Fulfilled by Amazon
Triple SupremeZen Plus
3500
Tadalafilseller: Yolo Studio
Fulfilled by Amazon
Triple SupremeZen
Extreme 3500
Tadalafil, Sildenafilseller: Otwo
Fulfilled by Amazon
Triple SupremeZen Gold
3500
Tadalafil, Sildenafilseller: e-Factory NY
Fulfilled by Amazon
Thumbs Up 7 (Black) 25KTadalafilseller: NURI TRADING
Fulfilled by Amazon
Krazy NightTadalafilseller: UMMZY
Fulfilled by Amazon
Thumbs Up 7 White 11KTadalafil, Sildenafil,
Vardenafil
seller: NURI TRADING
Fulfilled by Amazon
Imperial Platinum 2000Tadalafilseller: Q Mart
Fulfilled by Amazon
3 KO Gold XTVardenafilseller: Vitality Mate
Fulfilled by Amazon
Rock Steady 72 HoursTadalafil, Sildenafilseller:
ROCKSTEADY72HOURS
Fulfilled by Amazon
69MODE Blue 69Tadalafil, Sildenafilseller: NURI TRADING
Fulfilled by Amazon
Red Spartan 3000Tadalafil, Sildenafilseller: Amazon.com Services,
Inc.
Fulfilled by Amazon
Adam’s Secret Extra
Strength 1500
Tadalafilseller: SUPPLEMENTS 4 U
Fulfilled by Amazon
Adam’s Secret Extra
Strength 2000
Tadalafilseller: SUPPLEMENTS 4 U
Fulfilled by Amazon
Miss SlimSibutramineseller: SUPPLEMENTS 4 U
Fulfilled by Amazon

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