Coffee recalled for ingredient similar to active one in Viagra

Posted July 22, 2017

Coffee from a company in North Texas is now at the center of a Food and Drug Administration recall, thanks to the inclusion of Viagra on its list of ingredients.

It contains an ingredient called desmethyl carbodenafil which is like sildenafil, a medication to treat sexual dysfunction sold under the brand name Viagra, according to the FDA. The coffee, which was mainly targeted towards male customers, was a threat to men who have high blood sugar levels, high blood pressure or cholesterol or the ones who suffer from a heart disease.

The FDA issued a warning about the product almost a year ago, but Bestherbs just initiated the voluntary recall on July 13. The product was also recalled for having undeclared milk.

While the coffee was marketed as a "male enhancement product", according to Time, the Viagra-like effects were not publicised, and the undeclared ingredients could cause serious health problems.

No illnesses have been reported. People who are allergic to milk may also suffer from potentially deadly allergic reaction should they consume the product.

The coffee was distributed nationwide to consumers via individuals or internet.

Still, the recall notice has been issued for the 13-gram, red packs with UPC 557205060083 on the box and containing 25 packets.

The company asks consumers to return the product to Bestherbs Coffee LLC, 4250 Claremont Dr, Grand Priarie, TX 75052.

Many rely on their morning cup of coffee to give them that extra get-up-and-go to get out the door. The manufacturer is attempting to notify its customers of the voluntary recall. Sildenafil is the ingredient that makes erectile dysfunction drug Viagra work.