Biotab Nutraceuticals manufactures the products and confirmed that the product was counterfeit. The lot numbers are 1110075 and F050899. The product contained the real prescription drug content. Again I’ll go back to having bar codes on the labels for recalls as if they were to go through an encrypted gateway this could also authenticate the product too. Here’s another post on the topic below. BD
WASHINGTON – Federal drug safety officials are warning consumers about counterfeit sex-enhancement pills being sold without a prescription but containing the drugs used in Viagra and a similar medication.
The bogus pills are sold as ExtenZe, an herbal supplement, and resemble real ExtenZe pills, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.
Yet they contain tadalafil and sildenafil, the active ingredients in Cialis and Viagra, the agency said. Both drugs require a doctor's prescription.
The counterfeit products are marked with lot numbers 1110075 and F050899, the FDA said. It said consumers should stop taking questionable pills and contact their doctors about any side effects.
ExtenZe is manufactured by Biotab Nutraceuticals Inc., according to the company's website. FDA spokeswoman Shelly Burgess confirmed that the fake pills were not manufactured by Biotab.
From 2007 to 2010, the FDA pressured companies to recall nearly 200 inappropriately formulated products, the agency said in December. The recalled products were linked to reports of stroke, kidney failure, liver injury and death.