Zambia banned an energy drink on Wednesday after it was shown to have been adulterated with the male sex booster Viagra, according to authorities in Ndola, the city of manufacture.
The banning of Power Natural High Energy Drink SX comes as Zambia’s medicine regulator complained in December 2018 that the drink had been spiked with viagra.
The manufacturer, Revin Zambia Ltd, could not immediately be reached for comment on the ban. The drink is also exported to African countries such as Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the manufacturer said last year.
The Zambian government has ordered the manufacturer to withdraw the drink after tests showed it contained Sildenafil Citrate whose brand name is Viagra
Sildenafil is an active ingredient in oral therapy in erectile dysfunction in men.
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