FDA issues warning over Man Up Now capsules

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned consumers not to use Man Up Now capsules, which are marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement, because they contain a variation of an active drug ingredient found in Viagra that can dangerously lower blood pressure.

The FDA has found many products marketed as dietary supplements for sexual enhancement during the past several years that can be harmful because they contain active ingredients in FDA-approved drugs or variations of these ingredients. Even though they are marketed as supplements, the inclusion of any prescription medicines would redefine these products as adulterated drugs. The FDA analyzed Man Up Now and determined that it contains sulfoaildenafil, a chemical similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra.

Man Up Now, distributed by Synergy Distribution, is sold on Internet sites, online marketplaces, and possibly in retail outlets in single, double and triple blister packs, and in 6-, 12- and 30-count capsule bottles, the FDA reported.