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VigRX Plus tablets

Safety advisory

27 March 2014

VigRX Plus tablets pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested VigRX Plus tablets and found that they contain:

VigRX Plus tablets pill packet
  • the undeclared prescription substance tadalafil.
  • Consumers are advised that tadalafil is a prescription-only substance (which is the active ingredient in Cialis)

The supply of VigRX Plus tablets is illegal.

A US based company, Leading Edge Marketing Inc, has contacted the TGA with the following information (which has not been verified by the TGA):

  • the company is the formulator and distributor of a product called VigRX Plus tablets; and
  • the sample of tablets tested by the TGA is a counterfeit sample.

VigRX Plus tablets (genuine or otherwise) 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.

VigRX Plus tablets 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.

VigRX Plus tablets packaging front

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

Information for consumers

  • Stop taking VigRX Plus tablets and take any remaining tablets 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 Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (Customs) to help stop future shipments of VigRX Plus tablets from entering Australia.

If these tablets are found at the border by Customs 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
Email: info@tga.gov.au

Content last updated: Thursday, 27 March 2014

Web page last updated: Monday, 7 April 2014

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