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07-22-2007, 06:12 PM
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use the following product listed in the table below due to concerns about possible side-effects. More info (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/fpa-ape/2007/2007_53_e.html#more).

Date of alert - May 03, 2007
Source of Alert - Singapore Health Sciences Authority
Product Names - Urat Madu
Manufacturer / Place of Origin - PJ. Air Madu (Malang, Indonesia)

Product Description

The product Urat Madu is marketed as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. The red capsules are packaged in a small bag carrying the product name; the bag is packaged within a box also carrying the "Urat Madu" name.

Reason for Warning

The Singapore Health Sciences Authority found Urat Madu capsules to be adulterated with the prescription drug sildenafil. Sildenafil citrate is indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, and has been associated with serious adverse reactions.

Sildenafil is not intended for self-care, and should only be taken under the guidance of a health care professional.

Possible Side Effects

Consumers who use Urat Madu may be at risk of serious side effects associated with sildenafil, especially those patients with existing medical conditions such as heart problems, who are taking heart medications, or who may be at risk for strokes.

The serious side-effects that have been associated with sildenafil include sudden vision loss, penile tissue damage and urinary tract infection.

Health Canada (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/)