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HERO Instant Energy for Males capsules warning, contains erectile dysfunction drug Taladafil

Health warning issued for ‘energy pills’ for men because it contains an erectile dysfunction drug that poses a serious risk

  • TGA has issued a clear warning against HERO Instant Energy for Males capsules
  • The energy pills contain Taladafil (or Cialis), which is used to treat erectile dysfunction
  • Taladafil may interact with other prescription drugs and lower blood pressure
  • Obviously the energy capsules have been sold online and imported to Australia

A brand of energy pills for men was issued a warning after it was found to contain a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) warned against HERO Instant Energy for Males capsules on Wednesday after discovering that the drug Taladafil (or Cialis) was being used as an undeclared ingredient.

The ingredient is used to treat erectile dysfunction, but can interact with other prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

The TGA warned against HERO Instant Energy for Males capsules (above) on Wednesday after they were found to contain Taladafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.

The TGA warned against HERO Instant Energy for Males capsules (above) on Wednesday after they were found to contain Taladafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Taladafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction, but can interact with other prescription drugs, such as diabetes and heart disease drugs, and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Taladafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction, but can interact with other prescription drugs, such as diabetes and heart disease drugs, and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

People with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease are warned that HERO Instant Energy may interfere with their medication.

Anyone with health problems should contact their GP.

Taladafil is a Schedule 4 prescription only drug, meaning it is now illegal to sell or promote HERO Instant Energy in Australia.

Obviously the energy capsules have been sold online and imported to Australia but are not listed in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

HERO Energy Capsules (above) were not listed on the Australian Registry of Therapeutic Goods and are illegal to sell or promote in Australia

HERO Energy Capsules (above) were not listed on the Australian Registry of Therapeutic Goods and are illegal to sell or promote in Australia

Anyone in possession of HERO Instant Energy is instructed not to use it and to take it to a pharmacy for safe disposal.

“The TGA advises consumers that if they are considering purchasing therapeutic products online, it is important to exercise caution, especially if the seller does not ask for a valid prescription,” the TGA says.

“Products not included in the ARTG may be counterfeit (fake) and contain undeclared (hidden) ingredients that can cause serious side effects.”

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