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Consumer safety advisory

27 October 2010

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is aware that some Australian consumers have purchased the products So Hard for Men, Shaguar and Pulse8 For Women over the internet or from an Australian retailer. The labels of each these three products claim them to be 100% herbal in origin.

However, analyses undertaken by the TGA in Australia and the Institute of Environmental Science & Research Limited in New Zealand have confirmed the presence of therapeutic quantities of the drug tadalafil in each of these products.

None of these products has been assessed by the TGA for quality, safety or efficacy as required under Australian legislation, and supply of any of them in Australia is illegal.

Consumers are advised that tadalafil 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.

If you have purchased So Hard for Men tablets, Shaguar tablets or Pulse8 For Women capsules you are advised to cease using them and discard any remaining product. If you have concerns arising from your use of these products you should consult your health care practitioner.

Consumers are once again advised to exercise extreme caution about purchasing medicines over the internet. 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.