Ziyinzhuangyang tablets

Safety advisory

18 April 2013

Ziyinzhuangyang tablets - front of packagingZiyinzhuangyang tablets pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested Ziyinzhuangyang tablets and found that:

  • it contains the undeclared prescription substances sildenafil above the prescribed level - the product packaging lists no prescription medicines.
  • consumers are advised that sildenafil is a prescription-only medicine (which is the active ingredient in Viagra).

Ziyinzhuangyang tablets - back of packagingThe supply of Ziyinzhuangyang tablets is illegal.

Ziyinzhuangyang 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.

TGA investigations have shown that a number of people in Australia have bought the product online, which has been supplied to consumers with no outer packaging. Online sites promote Ziyinzhuangyang tablets as being 100% herbal.

Information for consumers

  • Stop taking Ziyinzhuangyang 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 Ziyinzhuangyang 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