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The pharmaceutical company Avkare is voluntarily recalling two medications are used to treat erectile dysfunction and severe depression. The reason, they were somehow accidentally packaged together. I'm no doctor but I would have to imagine those two should never be mixed together.

Products affected include:

  • Sildenafil tablets, lot No. 36884, expiration date 03/2022, bottle count 100, NDC No. 42291-748-01; and
  • Trazodone tablets, lot No. 36783, expiration date 06/2022, bottle count 1000 and NDC No. 42291-834-10

According to the FDA, unintended intake of trazodone (used for treating patients with depression) may cause somnolence/sedation, dizziness, constipation, and blurred vision. These adverse events may be more concerning in elderly patients due to a subsequent increased risk for falls and driving impairment.

Unintentional consumption of sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra) may pose serious health risks to consumers with underlying medical issues. I think we all know what happens when this is taken.

If taken together this could cause a serious health problem.

If you have questions regarding this recall can contact AvKARE at 1-855-361-3993 Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these drug products.

Source: FDA/ABC12

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