New sexual enhancement products have been found in Singaporean markets and can cause serious side effects on users.
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) announced the presence of the illegal drugs, known as Power1Walnut, Santi bovine penis erection capsule, Zhong Hua Niu Bian and fake Cialis, which have been discovered over the past 3 months.
Santi bovine penis erecting capsule has been found to contain high amounts of glibenclamide, a potent drug used to treat diabetes. The tablets also contain sildenafil and tadalafil – potent western medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction. Zhong Hua Niu Bian also contains sildenafil and glibenclamide.
High consumption of the tablets can be potentially deadly as the glibenclamide in the capsules can lead to drastically reduced blood sugar levels which can lead to seizures, stroke, coma or death. Consuming half of a Power-1 Walnut capsule has led to unconsciousness and frothing at the mouth.
Consumption of Power1 Walnut has led to the death of a middle age man last week who fell into a coma. Currently, one death and two cases of coma have been reported from the total of 89 hospitalised cases linked with the consumption of the illegal drugs. It has been revealed that patients obtained the drugs by purchasing them from illegal peddlers located in various parts of Singapore.
The HSA has advised people to stop consuming the drugs and to report on any cases of consumption to them.