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FDA: 2 e-cigarette liquids illegally contain drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction :

December 12, 2018

Two e-cigarette liquids contain undisclosed prescription drugs that treat erectile dysfunction and should not be used, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a warning Wednesday.

E-Cialis HelloCig E-Liquid and E-Rimonabant HelloCig E-Liquid from HelloCig Electronic Technology Co. Ltd. illegally contain tadalafil and/or sildenafil, according to the FDA.

The drugs may cause negative interactions with other prescription drugs leading to dangerously low blood pressure. People who take nitrates for issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease are among those at risk of experiencing these side effects. HelloCig has ignored FDA recommendations to recall the products, officials said.

The FDA said it is not aware of any adverse events, but these e-liquids should not be used. Anyone experiencing a negative reaction should contact their health care provider. Adverse reactions also can be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

More than 3 million high school students use e-cigarettes, reaching epidemic proportions, according to the FDA. E-cigarettes without prescription drugs still contain toxic chemicals and nicotine that is addictive and can harm developing brains.

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