New York : Pharmacist accidentally mixes erectile dysfunction pills and antidepressants in the same bottles

New York :

The pharmaceutical company AvKare announced that it is voluntarily recalling two batches of 100mg pills from stores because a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction was mistakenly packaged along with an antidepressant.

A “product mix” of sildenafil and trazodone caused the drugs to be “packaged together without anyone noticing during bottling at a third-party factory,” the company said in a notice, as reported in WTOL 11.

Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, is used to treat erectile dysfunction. On the other hand, trazodone is used to treat depressive disorder.

The company warned that inadvertent intake of trazodone can result in adverse health consequences such as sedation, dizziness, constipation, and blurred vision.

Inadvertent use of sildenafil can pose serious health risks for people with underlying medical problems, such as lowering blood pressure at dangerous levels for those who take prescriptions containing nitrates.

The bottles of Trazodone Hydrochloride to be recalled are 1,000 units from Lot 36783 with an expiration date of June 2022.

The Sildenafil vials to be recalled are 100-unit vials from lot 36884 with an expiration date of March 2022.

TOvKare said the products were distributed nationally in the US..

Consumers with questions about the recall of these products can contact AvKARE at 1-855-361-3993 Monday through Friday.

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