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

Health warning issued for men’s ‘energy pills’ as it contains an erectile dysfunction drug which poses a serious risk

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

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) issued the warning for HERO Instant Energy for Males capsules on Wednesday after discovering the drug Taladafil (or Cialis) was 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 issued a warning against HERO Instant Energy for Males capsules (above) were on Wednesday after it was found they 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 medicine, 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 medicine, and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels

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

Anyone with health concerns 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. 

It is understood the energy capsules were sold online and imported to Australia but were not listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. 

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

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

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

‘The TGA advises consumers that if they are considering buying therapeutic products online it is important to be careful, especially when the seller does not ask for a valid prescription,’ the TGA.

‘Products not entered into the ARTG may be counterfeit (fake), containing undeclared (hidden) ingredients that could cause severe adverse reactions.’

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