Posted: Tue 14th Jul 2015

Warnings issued after trading standards officers seize fake Viagra in Deeside

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jul 14th, 2015


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Flintshire Trading Standards officers have seized 500 fake Viagra pills in Deeside

The discovery was made whilst undertaking a visit to a trader.

Warnings about the dangers of fake Viagra, which is regarded as one of the most counterfeited drugs in the world, have been issued in other area’s following recent seizures.

The distinctively shaped fake pills have been known to contain blue printer ink, amphetamines, Metronidazole, a powerful antibiotic that could cause an allergic reaction, diarrhoea or vomiting.

Counterfeit Viagra has also been found to contain either too much active ingredient, or not enough which can cause harm, binding agents made up from drywall which prevent the tablet from breaking down in your system have also been found in fake pills.

Enquiries are ongoing as to where the seized counterfeit Viagra on sale in Flintshire originated from.

Health professionals say Viagra should only be obtained by prescription and with the approval of a Doctor.

Councillor Kevin Jones Cabinet member for Public Protection said:

“It is alarming that fake drugs of any sort appear to be on the market in Flintshire. We would advise consumers that they should only obtain medicines from their Doctor or Pharmacist and that these should be taken under strict guidelines. Anyone who has suspicions about items of this sort being offered for sale should contact Trading Standards on 03454 040506”

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