The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) wishes to bring to the attention of the general public that, recent market surveillance activities have revealed the following products purported to be herbal medicinal products, 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.
1. VIGOURA CAPSULES manufactured by Evergreen Healthcare Ghana Ltd
2. OSOMPA NATURAL CAPSULES manufactured by Dr. Afari James,
Osompa Herbal Centre, Accra:
3. X PLUS MEN POWER BITTER SYRUP manufactured by New Global Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Accra
4. ANIDASO GOODMAN CAPSULES manufactured by Dependable Pharmacy Ltd, Accra
5. LAUD P. CAPSULES manufactured by Stephen Gyan Herbal Center, Kumasi
6. TIME NATURAL CAPSULES manufactured by Kenoga Company Ltd, Kumasi.
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The market authorizations of two of the products (Vigoura Capsules and Osompa Natural Capsules) have been revoked with immediate effect.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 signed by Delese A A Darko, Chief Executive Officer of FDA and copied to Newsghana.com.gh, 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 release also said “The general public is advised not to patronize any of the above listed products. We furthermore assure the public that the FDA will not relent in its effort to ensure public health and safety at all times.”
“We also encourage 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,” The release reiterated.
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