On July 29, 2009, the FDA reported a voluntary recall of the dietary supplement “Steam,” which is manufactured and sold by Nutracoastal Trading, LLC. FDA Safety Summary.
According to the FDA, Nutracoastal’s product contains “sulfoaildenafil, an analog of sildenafil,” which is an “active ingredient” in Viagra, an FDA-approved erectile dysfunction (ED) drug manufactured by Pfizer. The product labeling for Steam does not currently disclose sildenafil as an ingredient, and so the FDA is treating the product as an unapproved drug. The agency points out that sildenafil has the capacity to interact with nitrates found in certain prescription drugs and may result in dangerously low blood pressure levels.
Although no injuries have been reported, the FDA is advising consumers to stop using the product immediately. The lot number and UPC for the recall are: Lot # 80214 and UPC # 8 52263 30033 1. Press Release.