FDA: ‘Rhino’ male enhancement products tied to spike in health issues

November 27, 2018 - 2:48 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The feds are warning men about an over-the-counter line of male enhancement products.

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The FDA says more than 25 products with names like 'Platinum Rhino 25000' and 'Krazzy Rhino 25000' are tied to a recent rise in reported health issues.

The products are usually sold in single serving packs at gas stations and convenience stores, and can be found online as well.

An eBay spokesman said the online retailer frequently sweeps the site to remove potentially dangerous items.

"Product safety is important to eBay and we work hard to ensure our marketplace is free of harmful products. These types of items are prohibited under our policies, and therefore not allowed to be listed on the eBay market place," spokesman Ryan Moore told CNN.

The FDA says the products often contain sildenafil or tadalafil the active ingredients as Viagra and Cialis.

"Over the past few years, the FDA has been combatting the retail sale of male enhancement drug products that are frequently misrepresented as dietary supplements and that contain hidden and potentially harmful active drug ingredients," said Donald D. Ashley, director of the Office of Compliance at the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

Officials say they have received reports of chest pain, severe headaches, prolonged erections, and extreme drops in blood pressure.