The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Consumer Alert: Encore Tabs

    If this product sounds familiar, it is. The company selling it, Bodee LLC, buys lots of radio time around here to trumpet this dietary supplement as a “natural” way to treat impotence.

    Now, the FDA as stepped in.

    Encore is being recalled because it contains a potentially harmful, undeclared ingredient called aminotadalafil, an analog of tadalafil found in the FDA-approved drug Cialis, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction.

    The undeclared chemical poses a threat to consumers because it may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

    There have been 4 other recalls of products for this reason this year: Zencore (by the same company), Long Weekend, V-max and Rhino Max, and Liviro3.

    Erectile dysfunction is often a symptom of other ongoing diseases. Be smart, see your qualified healthcare provider if you experience impotence.

    11/26/07 18:30 JR

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