Saturo capsules

Safety advisory

15 February 2011

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is aware that some Australian consumers have purchased the product SATURO capsules over the internet. The label of this product claims the ingredients to be 100% herbal in origin.

However, analysis undertaken by the TGA Laboratories in Australia has confirmed the presence of therapeutic quantities of Sildenafil in these capsules. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in the approved Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd product Viagra, which is indicated for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction.

Picture of SATURO boxConsumers are advised that Sildenafil is a prescription-only medicine in Australia, and may be harmful if taken without the supervision of a medical professional, particularly in patients with history of cardiovascular disease.

SATURO 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. In Australia, commercial supply of SATURO capsules is illegal.

If you have purchased SATURO capsules you are advised to cease using them and discard any remaining product. If you have concerns arising from your use of this product, you should consult your health care practitioner.

Consumers are again advised to exercise extreme caution about purchasing medicines from unknown overseas internet sites. Products purchased in this way may not meet the same standards of quality, safety and efficacy as those approved by the TGA for supply in Australia, and may contain undisclosed and potentially harmful ingredients.