Cofepris issues alert for counterfeiting of erectile dysfunction medication

Cofepris issues alert for counterfeiting of erectile dysfunction medication
Cofepris issues alert for counterfeiting of erectile dysfunction medication

Cofepris asked the public not to purchase products from the indicated lots (Cofepris)

The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) issued an alert on the counterfeiting and illegal sale of Cialis (tadalafil) of 20 mg, produced by Eli Lilly and Company of Mexico. This medicine, indicated to treat erectile dysfunction and the prostatic hyperplasiahas been found in batches not recognized by the manufacturer and marketed on unauthorized sites.

According to Cofepris, the lots A913777K y A915110M They are not distributed or recognised by the company holding the registration. In fact, the owner of the registration contacted the health authority to report the irregularities found in the batches indicated.

The analysis of the primary and secondary packaging has shown irregularities, confirming that these are counterfeit products. In this regard, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) does not guarantee the safety, efficacy and quality of these products if consumed.

The owner of the registry alerted Cofepris about the irregularity (Cofepris)

In addition, unauthorized marketing of Cialis in bottles with 30 and 10 capsules. It should be noted that this medication is an IV fraction, which means that its sale requires a medical prescription.

Given this situation, the authorities recommended that people refrain from purchasing the medicine if it corresponds to the indicated batches, as well as not consume it and dispose of it responsibly if they have purchased it, even if the expiration date covers the life of the product.

“It is recommended Do not purchase Cialis (tadalafil) 20 mg with lots A913777K and A915110Mregardless of the expiration date, or the presentations in bottles of 30 and 10 capsules, because these products are counterfeit and are not recognized by the company that owns the registry. You are invited to report any information you may have on the sale of these medicines,” the statement reads.

The counterfeit product is sold in an unauthorized bottle (Cofepris)

Likewise, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) warns that the distribution and marketing of these counterfeit lots constitute a violation of the General Health Law. Meanwhile, the purchase and use of these counterfeit medicines could entail serious health risks for those who consume the product.

The erectile dysfunction (DE) and the benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are two medical conditions that affect men, mainly from the age of 40.

The erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection firm enough to have satisfactory sexual intercourse. The causes can be varied, including psychological factors such as stress and anxiety, and physical factors such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and hormonal disorders.

The Cofepris It is estimated that it affects a significant percentage of men over 40 years of age, with a prevalence of 55% in mild form, 35% moderate and 10% severe. Available treatments include oral medications, psychological therapy, vacuum devices and, in more severe cases, surgery.

Erectile dysfunction mainly affects men over 40 years of age (Shutterstock)

The benign prostatic hyperplasia is a condition where the prostate enlarges, which can cause urinary problems. The prostate is a gland that surrounds the urethra and, when enlarged, can make urination difficult, cause a frequent need to urinate, weak or interrupted urinary flow and a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying.

This condition is common in men over 60 years of age, affecting a 35% of this population in Mexico. This condition is considered a major public health problemTreatments include medications to reduce the size of the prostate or relax bladder muscles, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery in extreme cases.

Both conditions can significantly impact quality of life, so it is crucial to seek medical attention to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment options.

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