Epimedyumlu Bitkisel Karisimli Macun-paste, manufacturer: Themra

Enforcement | 18/08/2020

The Austrian official drug control laboratory of the BASG carried out a drug analysis on a product sample of "Epimedyumlu Bitkisel Karisimli Macun" by the manufacturer Themra, which had been drawn from the market. The analysis showed that this product contains the pharmacologically active compound Sildenafil, which is not declared in the product description or on the packaging.
Consequently, the claim of the manufacturer/distributor that "Epimedyumlu Bitikisel Karisimli Macun" is a purely natural product is not true.

Sildenafil is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor used in the medical treatment of erectile dysfunction. Oral application of said product effects the uptake of medical-therapeutic doses of Sildenafil. The intake of active pharmaceutical ingredients from unknown sources and in unknown concentrations poses an incalculable and therefore incalculable health risk. If Sildenafil is applied in an uncontrolled manner, serious side effects such as blood pressure fluctuations, heart attack or stroke can occur.

Due to this test result and specific marketing claims ("acts antidepressant", "prevents premature ejaculation") the product was classified by the Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG) as a functional drug and, furthermore, as a possible drug counterfeit.
Additionally, BASG became aware that products with the same or similar name, in the same or similar presentation and claiming to be "100% natural aphrodisiacs" are being sold via online sales platforms. It cannot be excluded that these products also contain the undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredient Sildenafil. BASG therefore strongly advises against the consumption of these products from the internet.

If you have any information about these or similar, possibly illegal products, please report them directly to the enforcement unit of the BASG at enforcementbasg.gvat.

Folding box of the product "Epimedyumlu Bitkisel Karisimli Macun"

Glass packaging of the product "Epimedyumlu Bitkisel Karisimli Macun"