National Drug Authority (NDA) has raised a red flag on Natural Power SX, an imported energy drink manufactured by a Zambian company known as Revin Zambia Ltd on grounds that it contains Viagra.
The complaint against the drink was first put across by one of the consumers who reportedly experienced a prolonged erection for nearly six hours and abnormal heart beat with constant sweating.
In a December 28 letter and received on January 4,2019 by Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS),NDA says it is their mandate to ensure availability at all times of essential, efficacious and cost effective drugs to the population, they received a complaint from a consumer about the energy drink.
“Following the complaint, NDA sampled the product (batch number E66C and expiring on 30th August 2019) from Mega Standard Supermarket on 30th October 2018 and subjected it to full monograph analysis using a method adopted from USP. The results obtained indicated that the product was adulterated with Sildenafil Citrate,” letter reads in part.
Adding, “This therefore, to share the findings of this anaylsis with UNBS for your further management since NDA does not regulate energy drinks,”
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