SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has suggested members of the general public to not buy or eat ‘Prime Kopi Pejuang 3 in 1’ marketed on-line as a pure product containing “herbal ingredients of high quality” that enhances males’s sexual well being.
After receiving suggestions on two instances of antagonistic results seen in shoppers, assessments performed on the espresso product discovered opposite to the commercial claims, it isn’t pure or natural and as an alternative comprises excessive focus of an undeclared artificial potent medicinal ingredient, ‘tadalafil’.
According to HSA, one shopper was admitted to the hospital emergency division after he skilled antagonistic results corresponding to physique aches, chills, migraine, tightness across the jawline.
“Another consumer experienced priapism or prolonged erection of about four hours long after taking the product. Priapism is a serious condition and can lead to penile tissue damage and permanent loss of potency if not treated immediately,” it mentioned in its web site.
HSA mentioned shoppers who eat the product in line with the labelled directions to be used – one sachet every day – might be overdosing on greater than 10 instances the same old prescribed dose of tadalafil.
Tadalafil is a prescription medication used to deal with erectile dysfunction that ought to solely be given below medical supervision, it mentioned.
“Tadalafil can also pose serious health risks to certain individuals, including those with heart-related problems. It can cause potentially life-threatening low blood pressure in those who are on heart medications, especially those containing nitrates,” HSA defined.
‘Prime Kopi Pejuang 3 in 1’ is offered on native e-commerce – Shopee, Lazada, Qoo10 and Carousell – and a social media platform – Facebook -.
HSA mentioned it has labored with the platform directors to take away the affected listings and has issued warnings to the sellers.
“All sellers and suppliers must stop selling or supplying ‘Prime Kopi Pejuang 3 in 1’ immediately. HSA will not hesitate to take stern enforcement actions against anyone who sells and/or supplies products found to be adulterated with potent medicinal ingredients.
“Sellers and suppliers who are selling or supplying ‘Prime Kopi Pejuang 3 in 1’ are liable to be prosecuted and if convicted, may be imprisoned for up to two years and/or fined up to S$10,000,” it mentioned.-Bernama