Stop Using Sex Enhancement Drugs - NAFDAC Warns Nigerian MenSex Enhancement Drugs is bad for your health says NAFDAC. Research shows that the market for erectile dysfunction treatments is estimated to be worth 4.7 billion dollars.
Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC, said this in a statement for the Christmas and New Year goodwill message to Nigerians.
Mr. Olusayo Akintola, the agency's resident media consultant, issued the remark to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.
“If they were registered, the producers and peddlers would not get it to the supermarkets, social media platforms, and on the streets.
“Many men have died using such drugs and their relatives would blame their death on some imaginary witches in the village. Some of the producers of these drugs will claim they have no side effects.
“Majority of these products did not go through the approval process of the agency, the agency will not relent in running after the peddlers of such dangerous drugs until they are brought to book for violating the regulations,” Adeyeye said.
She stated that a person's self-confidence might be harmed if they have physical or psychological issues with their sexuality.
Many people today, she claims, have been trapped in the web of such circumstances, forcing them to seek a way out of the woods, and that the usage of aphrodisiacs has recently become the norm.
Many people, she claims, are unaware of the potential harm caused by the overuse of aphrodisiacs or the usage of unlicensed medications.
According to her, unrestricted use of aphrodisiacs has a variety of consequences throughout the human system, including the possibility of affecting blood pressure.
“When you have a disproportionate flow of blood to a particular part of the body and lasting longer than normal, they tend to disrupt the normal flow of the circulatory system,” she said.
She claims that using these items, especially with herbal remedies that don't come with dosage or a professional prescription, can cause internal organ damage, as well as harm to the liver and kidneys, which can lead to premature death.
She claimed that because of the way the human body functions, everything should work as God intended.
“When we begin to disrupt the functions of the body organs over time it affects the imbalance and the ecosystem of how the body physiology works and can lead to unintended consequences.
‘’For those who have certain health risks, like people that are hypertensive or people that have heart disease, there is more of anxiety that the drug could stimulate into the system and can lead to changes in the physiology of the body, stroke or sudden stoppage of the heart.
“These happen in cases when men suddenly slump during sexual intercourse as reported in Rivers and Cross River States recently.
‘’There are a lot of side effects. Every drug is a potential poison. Every drug has one side effect or the other.
“These are chemical products with side effects. In some cases, there are associated Adverse Drug Reactions that could lead to death.
“It is not all cases of sudden death that are caused by witches and wizards in the village, but in most cases, they are caused by what we eat or drink carelessly,” she said.
The NAFDAC boss noted that the agency recently confiscated over N3 billion worth of fake and outlawed medications, as well as unwholesome food goods, at the Lagos trade fair complex.
Officers from the agency's Investigation and Enforcement Directorate, commanded by Barrister Kingsley Ejiofor, took away no less than 20 trailer loads of such banned and unwholesome products, she claimed.
Some of the narcotics seized at the trade show complex, she claims, were performance-enhancing medications, and the majority of them were counterfeit.
Adeyeye revealed that the agency has placed an order for 40 TRU SCAN detection devices, each costing $70,000, to be used in the field to detect bogus drugs.
The device, she claims, will tell you whether medicine is 5mg or 50mg, and it is both qualitative and quantitative.
According to the NAFDAC Director-General, the agency is the first in the world to employ the Tru Scan, which does quantitative spot checks on the chemical content of medications and drug levels.
She chastised those who desire to earn quick money at the price of undiscerning consumers' health and lives.
She went on to say that the agency would work to reduce medicine fabrication to offer consumers more confidence.