Viaplus Gold capsules

Safety advisory

16 July 2013

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

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

  • They contain the undeclared prescription substances sildenafil - despite the product packaging claims to be All Natural.
  • Consumers are advised that sildenafil is a prescription-only medicine (which is the active ingredient in Viagra).
Viaplus Gold capsules packaging

The supply of Viaplus Gold capsules is illegal.

Viaplus Gold 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.

Information for consumers

  • Stop taking Viaplus Gold 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 Viaplus Gold capsules from entering Australia.

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: