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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Lightning Rod capsules recalled
Chang Kwung is recalling a dietary supplements sold under the brand name Lightning Rod 500 mg per capsule packaged in 3-count, UPC 6 89076 20257 2 and 12-count bottles, UPC 6 89076 20297 8.
The company was notified that the product contains an analogue of Sildenafil, the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug used for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction (ED), making it an unapproved new drug. The active drug ingredient is not listed on the label for this product.
Use of this product may pose a threat to consumers because the analogue may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
The firm says it has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall or is aware of any illnesses associated with this product.
Lightning Rod capsules are sold nationwide via internet in 3 capsule count and 12 capsule count bottles between August 2012, and May 3, 2013.