Golden Root complex capsules

Safety advisory

6 July 2015

Golden Root complex capsules pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken.

Golden Root complex capsules - packaging

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested a product labelled Golden Root complex capsules and found that:

  • the capsules contain the undeclared substance sildenafil
  • consumers are advised that sildenafil is a prescription-only substance.

The supply of Golden Root complex capsules is illegal.

Golden Root complex capsules have not been assessed by the TGA for quality, safety or efficacy as required under Australian legislation, and the place of manufacture is not approved by the TGA.

Golden Root complex capsules - packaging and packet

TGA investigations have shown that a number of people in Australia may have bought the product online.

Information for consumers

  • Stop taking Golden Root complex capsules and take any remaining capsules to your local pharmacy for safe disposal.
  • If you have any concerns arising from your use of this product, consult your health care practitioner.

Action the TGA is taking

The TGA is working with the Australian Border Force (ABF) to help stop future shipments of Golden Root complex capsules from entering Australia.

Golden Root complex capsules - packaging back

If these capsules are found at the border by the ABF they will be seized and destroyed.

The TGA is advising consumers to exercise extreme caution when purchasing medicines from unknown overseas Internet sites. Products purchased over the Internet:

  • may contain undisclosed and potentially harmful ingredients
  • may not meet the same standards of quality, safety and efficacy as those approved by the TGA for supply in Australia.

Report counterfeit medicines and medical devices

If you are worried about counterfeit medicines or medical devices, and want to report an issue, you can report the matter to the TGA:

Phone: 1800 020 653
Online: Report a perceived breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act or questionable practices relating to therapeutic products