HSA warns against taking 4 illegal sexual enhancement products

Unlabelled Green Capsules. -- PHOTO: HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY
Unlabelled Green Capsules. -- PHOTO: HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY
Pictures of SPARTA X. -- PHOTO: HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY
Pictures of SPARTA X. -- PHOTO: HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY
Pictures of MR ZACK POWERBRO. -- PHOTO: HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY
Pictures of MR ZACK POWERBRO. -- PHOTO: HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY

SINGAPORE - The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is warning the public against consuming four illegal sexual enhancement products tested to contain potent undeclared chemical ingredients, including the prescription medicine, sildenafil, which is used in the treatment of male impotence.

The illegal products are: Mr Zack Powerbro, Sparta X, Magic Penis and Unlabelled Dark Green Capsules (please see attached pictures).

HSA in a statement on Thursday said that these products may cause serious adverse effects including loss of vision and hearing, strokes and heart attacks.

The four products were detected through HSA's ongoing surveillance efforts and were found to be sold locally. Mr Zack Powerbro and Sparta X are touted to help with men's health while Magic Penis claimed to improve sexual performance.

The unlabelled dark green capsules were packaged in blister packs without indicating the name of the product, ingredients or strength of the capsules.

The three labelled products said they only contained natural herbal ingredients however HSA's test found them to contain undeclared potent chemical ingredients.

Deaths have been reported overseas in patients found to be using one of these ingredients while on nitrates.

Members of the public who are consuming these illegal sexual enhancement health products are strongly advised to stop consuming these products immediately.

They should also seek medical attention if they feel unwell or are concerned about their health.

The HSA also strongly advised consumers not to purchase health products from online sources as these products could be potentially counterfeit or adulterated.

It added that it will take strong enforcement actions against individuals who engage in the sale and supply of health products containing undeclared medicinal ingredients. Anyone found to be doing so may face a penalty of up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment for a period of up to two years.

Members of the public who have any information on these illegal products may call 6866-3485 during office hours or email: hsa_is@hsa.gov.sg