A control and awareness-raising campaign organised jointly by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) and the Danish Medicines Agency has found that several erotic shops in Copenhagen sell sex pills containing herbal ingredients that could damage the liver and nervous system or could have other harmful effects.
The authorities therefore warn consumers against the following products:
- Venicon MAN Erectile stimulerend
- Venicon for Women Lust stimulerend
- Men Direct Tab
- PENISEX Liebes-Tropfen love drops.
The products are marketed as sexual stimulants. They contain, among other ingredients, the herbal ingredients Maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp) and Tribulus terrestris L., which the authorities have warned against repeatedly before.
Maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp) could have a severely adverse effect on the blood pressure.
Tribulus terrestris L. could damage the liver and nervous system. These side effects are harmful to consumers and therefore unacceptable.
The DVFA and the Danish Medicines Agency urge consumers who have bought these products to discard them.
The Danish Medicines Agency will now analyse the products to see if they contain active substances such as sildenafil, which is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, or other active substances.
Good advice for consumers in Denmark
Visit the website altomkost.dk of the DVFA if you want to make sure that a food supplement has been registered in Denmark and thus is covered by the random checks performed by the DVFA.