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Viagra disguised as Vitamins, M’sians Advised to Stop Taking “Nan Bao” as It Contains Poisons

If you did not know, Malaysians are not allowed to take viagra pills without a doctor’s prescription, FMT reported.

Now, the Health Ministry’s National Pharmacy Regulatory Agency (NPRA) is urging Malaysians to stop taking traditional health product Nan Bao Capsules as they are found to contain poisonous substances, The Sun Daily reported.

Source: NST

Nan Bao, which its brand name can be translated into “men’s nutrients” or “men’s treasure”, are found to contain sildenafil and tadalafil − two compounds that are used in medications to treat erectile dysfunction. Such medications can only be prescribed by a doctor.

According to NST, consuming the drugs without a doctor’s advise could lead to severe health risks such as reduction or loss of vision, hearing loss, and a sudden blood pressure drop to a dangerous level. People with a weak heart are at greater risks as it is prone to trigger stroke, heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases.

Source: myherb

NPRA said in a statement that retailers and distributors have to stop selling the brand immediately as it is against the law under Sale of Drugs Act 1952 and the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984.

“The public is also urged to seek advice from health professionals in case of any discomfort or adverse effects,” it said.

On Nan Bao’s packagings, it is stated that the capsules are good in relieving joint pains, strengthening the body and improving appetite. However, NPRA said traditional medicines are not allowed to contain sildenafil and tadalafil.

“The use of this drug is very dangerous to the public, especially among those with heart-related problems such as angina and those who consume medicines which contain nitrate,” the statement continued.

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