Viagra is a medication prescribed by doctors to treat men with erectile dysfunction. There is such a huge demand around the world that Viagra is also one of the most popular counterfeit drugs in the market.
So let’s find out more about fake Viagra.
Are they harmful?
Counterfeit Viagra medication are drugs that are labeled as Viagra but are not actually the same as the original Viagra. These drugs do not go through the same safety standards or quality control as the original Viagra. According to WHO,
“Substandard and falsified medical products may cause harm to patients and fail to treat the diseases for which they were intended” . Some of these counterfeit drugs may contain other harmful substances or ingredients that may cause detrimental effects. Some have reported the fake Viagra to contain blue printer ink, rat poison, floor wax or even human fetuses. So it’s definitely harmful to you.
What to watch out for? (How to know you’re taking the real pill?)
The best way for you to know if you’re getting the real pill is by obtaining it from a licensed medical clinic or pharmacy. In Singapore, only a licensed medical doctor can prescribe Viagra and only a licensed pharmacy can dispense it. If you order yours online or from any other source, you cannot guarantee its authenticity.
Why do people take fake/ counterfeit viagra?
Nowadays many people seek information online. Some may feel that they know enough after reading online and that they can go ahead and get Viagra on their own without consulting a doctor. Some may want to avoid having to speak to someone about their problems and rather just solve their issues on their own.
Some men may choose fake drugs as they are cheaper than original drugs. Of course they are cheaper as they did not have to go through safety checks and regulations. It may be cheaper in price but it may be costlier if it affects your health and for some people may even cost them their life.
Complications that could arise due to taking fake drugs
Some of the documented problems that have happened from taking fake Viagra includes but not limited to the following:
- Visual problems
- Dangerous changes in blood pressure
- Heart problems
- Low blood sugar
Where can you get real viagra?
If you are suffering from Erectile Dysfunction, do consult your doctor to seek medical advice. If Viagra or similar drugs are appropriate, the doctor will prescribe you with those drugs. There may also be other forms of treatment that may be more suitable for you and your condition. Please only obtain Viagra from a medical clinic or a licensed pharmacy.
In Singapore you will need a doctor’s prescription to purchase one.
If you don’t need it to buy that Viagra, this is highly suspicious and it may be counterfeit. So if ever in doubt, speak to your doctor and seek professional help.