Jen-On Herbal Science International Inc. is voluntarily recalling one of their supplements sold under the name HS Joy of Love. The recall was announced after they were informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis completed by the FDA, found the product contained Piperadion Vardenafil, an analog of Vardenafil, an FDA approved drug that is used for the treatment of male Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
Piperadion Vardenafil is similar to Vardenafil and is supposed to have a similar pharmacological and adverse event profile. This can pose a threat to consumers because the analogue can interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (like that of nitroglycerin) and can dangerously lower blood pressure levels.
Consumers that have high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease are known to take nitrates. ED is a common problem in men that have such conditions and therefore consumers may seek this type of product to help with sexual performance.
Consumers who have H S Joy of Love in their possession should stop using it immediately. In the event of any adverse side effects due to its consumption, consumers should contact a physician right away. Any adverse events that may be related to the use of this product should be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088 or by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178 or by mail at MedWatch, HF-2, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787.
The company advises that any unused portion be returned to Jen-On Herbal Science International, Inc. for a full purchase price refund by calling (626) 333-9998 for instructions on the return and refund process.