The United States : FDA warns consumers not to use unapproved erectile dysfunction products advertised on the radio (English Only)
 
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to purchase or use drugs advertised nationwide as a “healthy man alternative to the little blue pill” or “healthy man,” or “the power pill” for erectile dysfunction on broadcast and internet radio platforms such as iHeart Radio, as these drugs have not been approved by FDA. 

FDA confirmed that consumers have received these drugs, without a prescription, which contain 100 mg of sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra. This is a dangerous dosage strength for certain patients including the elderly and those with impaired liver and kidney function. When sildenafil interacts with nitrates in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, a person’s blood pressure can reach dangerously low levels. People with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. 

FDA continues to warn consumers that medications purchased from unapproved and/or unlicensed sources may be dangerous as they can be counterfeit, contaminated, improperly stored and transported, ineffective, and/or unsafe. 

Please refer to the following websites in FDA for details: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm601387.htm 

In Hong Kong, the above products are not registered pharmaceutical products. 

Ends/Saturday, March 17, 2018 
Issued at HKT 12:00 

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