Energy Drink Containing Viagra Banned In Africa

There is a lot of craze related to energy drinks among people, especially youngsters. But, the health concerns and consciousness among the current populace related to the sugary and vitamin accumulated beverages has reduced the consumption to a great extent. Recently, Zambia has had its one of the popular energy drinks completely banned by the regulators owing to a punch in its packing. The drink was found to possess none of the ingredients like caffeine or B vitamins, but it instead had one of secretive ingredient named Viagra added in the drinks.

The drink popularly known as Power Natural High Energy Drink SX had caught the eye of the regulators after they found the beverage having a sudden unexpected set of reactions, which further led to more of testing and investigation. After a thorough analysis, the drink was found to possess the erectile dysfunction medication sildenafil citrate that is commonly known as Viagra. The energy drink famous in Zambia had found market enrichment even in other African countries such as Uganda and Zimbabwe and this unexpected upward scaling of the drink had caught the eye of the Uganda National Drug Authority. The investigation was started after a customer complained about having an erection that lasts for up to 6 Hours after consuming the drink. The presence of such drugs in the drinks can prove quite health concerning owing to the following consequences.

The manufacturing of the drink has been completely banned by regulators until the company proves or addresses the problem as soon as possible and ensures about avoiding any such quality control issues from rising. The erectile dysfunction drug is found to have some dreadful risks and potential adverse effects. The most common is the heart health, vision, and hearing issues associated with the drug. However, the regulators are clearing out if the manufacturers knew the presence of the drug in it but the name itself gives a clue. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association are the top medical groups that have asked legislators and policymakers for a tax embracement, warning labels, and advertising restrictions on the soda industry in order to deter people from consumption of sugary beverages, which is the cause for increasing obesity and chronic disease crisis in the nation.

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