UPMAX capsules

Safety advisory

23 July 2013

UPMAX capsules pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken.

UPMAX capsules front of bottle

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested UPMAX capsules and found that:

  • They contain the undeclared substance sulfoaildenafil - despite the product packaging claims to be All Natural, A herbal supplement for Men.
  • Consumers are advised that sulfoaildenafil is an analogue of the prescription-only medicine sildenafil (which is the active ingredient in Viagra).

The supply of UPMAX capsules is illegal.

UPMAX 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.

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

UPMAX capsules supplement facts on bottle

Information for consumers

  • Stop taking UPMAX 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 Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (Customs) to help stop future shipments of UPMAX capsules from entering Australia.

UPMAX capsules back of bottle

If these capsules 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