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Posted 23 September 2019

Warning – Illicit and dangerous erectile dysfunction medicines

Pretoria, 28 June 2019 – The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) warns consumers not to buy illicit and dangerous medicines containing sildenafil, a substance used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Medicines such as Viagra, Dynafll and Avigra are approved by SAHPRA and must be prescribed by a doctor.

Any person who wishes to acquire these products needs diagnosis, prescription, management and close monitoring by authorised medical professional/s. Viagra contains sildenafil, which is a substance listed in Schedule 4 of the Medicines Schedules, as treatment for erectile dysfunction. Substances listed in this schedule require registration with SAHPRA together with the licensing of the facility that either manufactures, distributes or sells these.

Most of the illegal products are imported into the country illegally. There are few manufacturing facilities in the country, like the one that was recently Read the rest

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