About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER

Now Viagra Has Made Its Way into Fruit Juices in Malaysia

by VR Sreeraman on September 15, 2009 at 3:38 PM
Font : A-A+

 Now Viagra Has Made Its Way into Fruit Juices in Malaysia

After being detected in coffee mixtures and sweets, Viagra has now been found in fruit juices.

After raiding more than 30 retailers and distributors dealing in the fruit juice, enforcement officers from the Health Ministry in Malaysia seized several hundred thousand ringgit worth of the product.


This followed after the ministry sent samples of the product for tests which confirmed the presence of sildenafil, reports The New Straits Times Online.

Sildenafil citrate, sold as Viagra, Revatio and various other trade names, is a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.

According to a Health Ministry source, this was the first time they had encountered a case where sildenafil had been mixed with fruit juices.

The mixture is potent and deadly to people suffering from heart disease and high blood pressure.

"It was brought to our attention after several people complained to the ministry about the suspicious fruit juice," the source said.

"The producer and distributor had claimed that the fruit juice had been produced from selected natural herbs which could improve sexual performance of men and women," the source added.

Following test results, investigations were conducted to identify retailers and distributors involved in selling the fruit juice.

"More than 30 simultaneous raids were carried out nationwide. Officers were also concerned that the retailers and distributors would hide their stocks as the product had also been sold via direct selling," the source said.

"At the raid at the company's headquarters in Subang Jaya, three marketing officers and the store caretaker were questioned by authorities," the source added.

Investigations revealed that the fruit juice had been in the local market for the past six months and had received good response from consumers.

The consumer needs to mix the powder with water before drinking.

Source: ANI
SRM

News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Good Nutrition Linked to Better Mental Health in School Children
Convulsions / Seizures / Fits - Symptom Evaluation
World Heart Day 2021 -
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Erectile Dysfunction Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Label Lingo on Food Items: Decoded Superfood Pomegranate for Beauty and Wellness Juices for Detoxification and Wellbeing Bael - The Ultimate Medicinal Summer Fruit Fruitarian Diet Health Benefits of Rambutan Health Benefits of Chikoo 

Recommended Reading
Drugs In Impotence
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives information about the Impotence...
Male Reproductive System - Animation
Interactive section of Medindia gives explanation about Male Reproductive System function...
Bael - The Ultimate Medicinal Summer Fruit
The bael is an important aromatic medicinal tree of Indian origin. Despite the goodness it packs in ...
Fruitarian Diet
Fruitarian diet is composed of more than 50 percent of fruits. A variety of fruits can be included i...
Health Benefits of Chikoo
The chikoo fruit is rich in calories, dietary fibers and nutrients. Here are some of mouth-watering ...
Health Benefits of Rambutan
Rambutan, a tropical fruit that is native to Malaysia has amazing nutritional health benefits. Rambu...
Label Lingo on Food Items: Decoded
Read on to become a “pro” in “label reading” and don’t get tricked by fancy promotions of food produ...
Superfood Pomegranate for Beauty and Wellness
Pomegranate is a naturally occurring mystical and miraculous superfood with multiple therapeutic pro...
Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts
The importance of eating food and the physiological, psychological and social functions of food....

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use