Dangers of drinking Viagra style caffeine drinks.
2nd August 2011
Coffee drinkers who want to spice up their love lives have been warned not to buy the caffeine-based drinks that contain a substance similar to Viagra. Food Standards Australia New Zealand are warning consumers not to consume such drinks called Sexpresso and Rock Hard as they don't inform customers that they contain medication similar to the prescription medicine Viagra on the label. Tests have shown that the drinks contain chemicals similar to Viagra and there is a ban against adding prescription medication or their analogues to foods throughout Australia and worldwide. "State and territory food enforcement agencies are currently investigating the products, which are being sold as an instant coffee product, and have been available on the internet and in adult shops," FSANZ said. It is still unclear what side-effects the drugs could have aside from sexual enhancement. "These analogues, like any drugs can interact with prescription medicines and may be dangerous, particularly for people with certain health conditions,'' a FSANZ alert reads. "Consumers who are using this product should stop taking it immediately and speak to a doctor if they are experiencing side effects.'' There have been several instances where government has called for a food recall because of the presence of prescription medicines in foods. Taking prescription medication which has not been prescribed can be extremely dangerous to a person’s health. Taking Sildenafil can be dangerous with certain heart drugs. It interacts with many medications and can raise or drop blood pressure; also it is not advisable to drink grapefruit juice whilst taking Viagra, because that pushes up the blood level of the drug. You should always speak to your doctor before taking Viagra as even natural products can interfere with prescription medicines.