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VigRX Plus tablets

Safety advisory

9 October 2014

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested four samples of a product labelled VigRX Plus tablets and found that two of those samples contained the undeclared substance tadalafil. The two samples tested by the TGA that contained tadalafil are counterfeit versions of VigRX Plus tablets.

  • Tadalafil should only be used on the advice of a medical practitioner and requires a prescription by a medical practitioner. The taking of medicines containing tadalafil without the advice of a medical practitioner poses a significant and serious health risk.

Photos of the two products tested by TGA which contained tadalafil appear below.

Counterfeit packaging of VigRX Plus Counterfeit Packaging of VigRX Plus

VigRX Plus tablets (counterfeit or otherwise) have not been assessed by the TGA for quality, safety or efficacy.

VigRX Plus tablets (counterfeit or otherwise) are not approved for sale in Australia.

Information for consumers

  • Consumers should be aware there are counterfeit versions of VigRX Plus tablets available for purchase.
  • If you have any concerns arising from your use of this product, the TGA recommends that you stop taking it and consult your health care practitioner.

Action the TGA is taking

The TGA is working with Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) to help stop future shipments of the VigRX Plus tablets containing tadalafil or other undeclared prescription substances from entering Australia. Any such tablets found at the border by ACBPS 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
Email: info@tga.gov.au

Content last updated: Thursday, 9 October 2014

Web page last updated: Tuesday, 14 October 2014

URL: http://www.tga.gov.au/safety/alerts-medicine-vigrx-plus-tablets-140327.htm