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Candy products containing impotence drug banned

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KUALA LUMPUR — Feb. 17, 2020: The Health Ministry has banned the sale and import of some candy products which contain a substance used to treat erectile dysfunction.

The products are ExtrAli Energy Candy, Extra Strong Energy Candy and Mixed Fruit Candy.

Analysis of the products revealed they they contained tadalafil, a banned substance under the Food Act.

Tadalafil can only be prescribed under the monitoring of a registered healthcare professional as its misuse can lead to complications or loss of vision and hearing, a sudden decrease of blood pressure to dangerous levels, and effects on the cardiovascular system such as stroke and heart attack.

Health Services director-general Datuk Seri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement today that the ban is immediate and those with stocks of the products must stop their distribution and sale. People are also advised not to purchase or consume them.

Those who want to know more visit http://moh.spab.gov.my or  www.facebook.com/bkkmhq.

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