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Viagra coffee warning

STAFF REPORTER

People are being urged not to consume coffee claiming to enhance sexual performance as it may illegally contain analogues of the drug Viagra.

Analysis by government agencies has shown two coffee products —‘Sexpresso’ and ‘Rock Hard’ — allegedly contain analogues of sildenafil (Viagra), which is not declared on the label.

Analogues of drugs are similar in chemical makeup to the original drug but elements have been changed.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand says therapeutic drugs or their analogues are not permitted to be added to food.

FSANZ warns that the analogues may interact with prescription medicines and may be dangerous, particularly for people with certain health conditions.

It is not known what the potential side effects and risks of consuming products containing the Viagra analogues may be.

State and territory food enforcement agencies are investigating the products which are being sold as an instant coffee and have been available on the internet and in adult shops.

FSANZ says consumers using Sexpresso or Rock Hard should stop it immediately and speak to a doctor if they experience side effects.

One Response to “Viagra coffee warning”

  1. jeffg says:

    makes me think of Suzy Quattro
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    You probably won’t be needing and Sexpresso, then.

    Ed

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