Six herbal medicines are to be recalled from the market after investigations by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) revealed that they’ve been laced with a substance for treating erectile dysfunction.
The drugs including VIGOURA CAPSULES, OSOMPA NATURAL CAPSULES, X PLUS MEN POWER BITTER SYRUP, ANIDASO GOODMAN CAPSULES, LAUD P. CAPSULES and TIME NATURAL CAPSULES are being recalled on the orders of the FDA.
According to the FDA, the medicinal drugs have been adulterated with SILDENAFIL, a synthetic pharmaceutical ingredient used in the formulation of a
prescription-only-medicine (POM) for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
A statement signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Delese A. Darko said the use of sildenafil, and any other prescription-only-medicine, without advice of a medical practitioner may have serious and life threatening health implications.
“The market authorizations of two of the products (Vigoura Capsules and Osompa Natural Capsules) have been revoked with immediate effect.
The other four products ( X Plus Men Power Bitter Syrup, Anidaso Goodman Capsules, Laud P. Capsules and Time Natural Capsules) have not been registered by the FDA and are therefore not expected to be on the Ghanaian market.
“By this press release, all advertisements on the above-mentioned products must cease with immediate effect. Meanwhile, the FDA is ensuring that the products are recalled from the market and the necessary regulatory sanctions applied.”
The FDA advised the general public not to patronize any of the above listed products and further assured that the FDA will not relent in its effort to ensure public health and safety at all times.
It also encouraged the general public to provide information on persons involved in activities that are likely to endanger people’s health with respect to the FDA’s mandate.