Coffee recalled for undeclared Viagra-like ingredient

( CNN) A Texas-based coffee company voluntarily recalled coffee containing food ingredients similar to what’s in the erectile dysfunction narcotic Viagra, the US Food and Drug Administration announced .~ ATAGEND After an FDA laboratory confirmed the presence of desmethyl carbodenafil in the grounds, Bestherbs Coffee LLC recalled all New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee.

Desmethyl carbodenafil is similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an FD-Aapproved prescription drug for erectile dysfunction, according to the FDA. The undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Human with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take medications that contain nitrates.

The coffee also contains undeclared milk, the recall announcement said. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat the product.

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