The Danish Medicines Agency has been made aware of the Chinese potency-enhancing product, Wodibo, which is sold via the internet. Wodibo is not a licensed medicinal product, and we therefore warn against using it.
An analysis carried out by the Danish Medicines Agency has shown that the product contains the active substances tadalafil and sildenafil, which neither appears from the packages nor the websites that market the product. On the contrary, the internet typically promotes Wodibo as a product containing 100 per cent natural herbs and extracts, implying that it is free of side effects. The Danish Medicines Agency advises that this is not the case.
The active substances tadalafil and sildenafil are associated with a number of side effects, and the substances are ingredients in prescription-only medicines used for the treatment of impotence. Treatment with medicinal products containing these substances should only be commenced following advice from a doctor.
The Danish Medicines Agency advises persons having taken Wodibo to
- stop taking the product
- contact their general practitioner, if concerned.
The illegal medicinal product may be returned to a pharmacy for destruction.
The Agency's analysis of Wodibo revealed that the tadalafil and sildenafil content of the capsules was significantly higher compared with the highest strengths of the authorised medicinal products that contain these substances.
The Danish Medicines Agency urges persons who buy medicinal products on the internet to be careful and to seek advice from their doctor before buying prescription-only medicinal products. The doctor may assess the effect of the product and its adverse reactions, including whether or not the product concerned would benefit the patient.
For further information, please contact Gitte Albæk Christensen, tel.: +45 4488 9323.
Danish Medicines Agency, 30 April 2008