- Reviewed by Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
In May, the FDA announced a list of certain sexual enhancement products that contain hidden ingredients that may pose a significant health risk for users. These items, sold online and over the counter, claim to provide benefits, such as increasing testosterone levels, preventing erectile dysfunction, and boosting stamina.
The FDA's testing found many of these products contain active drug ingredients not listed on the product labels, including some ingredients found in prescription drugs. According to the FDA, these products may cause potentially serious side effects and interact with other medications or dietary supplements.
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About the Author
Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
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Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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