Gold Ant tablets pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested a product labelled Gold Ant tablets and found that:
the tablets contain the undeclared substance Sildenafil.
Consumers are advised that Sildenafil is a prescription-only substance in Australia.
The supply of Gold Ant tablets containing undisclosed Sildenafil is illegal.
Gold Ant 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.
Information for consumers
Stop using Gold Ant 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.
If you suspect you have had a side effect (also known as an adverse event) to this product, please report it to the TGA. In addition, if you have concerns about this or other products, you can make a report to the TGA on 1800 020 653 or through our website.
Action the TGA is taking
The TGA is working with the Australian Border Force (ABF) to help stop future shipments of Gold Ant tablets from entering Australia.
The TGA will notify ABF to seize and destroy any of these products intercepted at the border.
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