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Drugs Authority seizes imported coffee product laced with substance for erectile dysfunction

The National Drug Authority (NDA) has warned the public against the consumption of L-Power Coffee, one of the foreign products on the market.

According to the NDA, laboratory tests have confirmed that it is adulterated with Tadalafil, a prescription drug.

Tadalafil is a drug for erectile dysfunction that must be used under strict instructions by a qualified medical professional as it has serious side effects, which include extreme respiratory and cardiac problems, urinary disorders, and sometimes leading to coma and death.

“NDA’s imports control team intercepted a consignment of L-Power coffee that was being concealed as a nutritional supplement, sent samples to our quality control laboratory, and after the positive results, NDA formally informed the importers of L-Power to take full responsibility for its destruction and recall (collect off the market) any products that could have been sneaked into Uganda,” the Authority said in a statement Tuesday.

NDA, together with other law-enforcement agencies, is continuing to investigate the matter to ensure that those who are responsible are held to account.

“We hereby direct all pharmacies, drug shops, supermarkets, online shops, or any drug and nutritional supplement dealers to stop with immediate effect stocking, selling, distributing, or dealing in L-Power Coffee. The public should remain vigilant and report to NDA any suspicious products on our toll-free line, 0800 101 999, or WhatsApp line, 0740 002 070,” NDA said.

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