Adulteration of an over the counter male enhancement product led to this severe complication, identified in 17 adults last year. What was the complication and what was the adulterant?
An OTC male enhancement product V8 was associated with hypoglycemia in 17 adults in Virginia last year. Glyburide was identified as the adulterant.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 Jun 19;69(24):740-743. (Similar events have been reported in Singapore and Hong Kong in the past, with other sulfonylureas isolated from male enhancement supplements. Hong Kong Med J 2009;15:196-200)
This question was submitted on behalf of the Herbs and Dietary Supplements Section by Michael Hodgman, MD.