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Robust Male Dietary Supplement Contaminated, Says FDA

MANILA, Philippines- The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) of the Department of Health (DOH) has found that several batches of Robust and Robust Extreme Dietary Supplements for men contained analogues of “Tadalafil”, a prescription drug product to to treat male sexual function problems including erectile dysfunction or impotence.

According to a report by PhilStar, FDA issued Advisory No. 2016-092 last August 22 to inform the public about the sampling it conducted on specific batches of the male supplements after it received a report from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of  Australia’s Department of Health (DOH) regarding the presence of analogues of  tadalafil.

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The presence of analogues of tadalafil on the specific batches entails health risks particularly to consumers suffering from kidney disease, heart problems, liver disease as well as high or low blood pressure. Some possible side effects include difficulty of breathing; swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat; dizziness; pain; numbness; tingling in the chest, neck, arms or jaw; ringing in the ears; changes or sudden loss of vision; and nausea.

Consumers who have purchased Robust and Robust Extreme Dietary Supplements with the respective batch numbers (Robust- RB-TTCG, RB-TTCN, RB-TTCY, and RB-TTCT; Robust Extreme- RE-TTO, RE30-TTC, and RE30-TTA) are advised to immediately contact FDA at 857-1991 to 93 or email them at foodsafety@fda.gov.ph.

What are the causes of erectile dysfunction?

Also known as impotence, erectile dysfunction is the inability of a male to get and maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. It can affect an individual’s self confidence, contribute to relationship problems and cause stress.

Here are some causes of erectile dysfunction, according to Mayo Clinic.

  1. Heart disease
  2. Atherosclerosis
  3. High blood pressure
  4. High cholesterol
  5. Diabetes
  6. Obesity
  7. Metabolic syndrome
  8. Parkinson’s disease
  9. Multiple sclerosis
  10. Tobacco Use
  11. Sleep Disorders
  12. Alcoholism and substance abuse
  13. Treatments for enlarged prostate or prostate cancer
  14. Injuries affecting the pelvic area or spinal cord
  15. Depression
  16. Stress
  17. Relationship problems

What are the Benefits of Robust?

With ingredients like the epimedium extract which has aphrodisiac properties, Robust is a good option for those who want to enjoy healthy pleasures with their partners. The food supplement helps maintain energy and appetite for having a good time.

It is also used in the treatment for erectile dysfunction and impotence, thanks to Cistanche Salsa Extract. The ingredient is useful for increasing blood circulation to the genitals. This also helps in frequent urination.

Aside from these intimate benefits, Robust is also beneficial for the health of the circulatory system because of the its Hawthorn Berry Extract.

Can You Take Robust with Alcohol?

On its Facebook page, Robust announced that they highly discourage consumers from drinking alcoholic beverages when taking the food supplement. While the health effects of consuming both Robust and alcoholic beverages were not shared, the brand stated that alcoholic beverages these two should not be combined to get best results.

Photo credit: Robust Extreme / Facebook

It was further added that some users could experience headaches as this is a commonly reported side effect of using Robust. Since alcoholic beverages often lead to a hangover and a massive headache, combining the two could lead to the most awful headache you’ll ever experience.

Is Robust Safe for Hypertension?

Hypertension is a common medical issue among the elderly; but even young people could get diagnosed with this. It is best to consult a doctor if you plan on taking Robust.

Just like erectile dysfunction pills, Robust helps arteries relax to promote better blood circulation to the genitals. While this does not matter to those with healthy bodies, it could be dangerous for those with heart problems and hypertension as a drop in the user’s blood pressure is to be expected.

Still, Robust does help improve the circulatory system; this could lead to lesser hypertension problems. But just to be sure, consult your doctor if you have hypertension but plan on using Robust.

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