According to National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) sex enhancing drugs which could be harmful to the health are in circulation and should not be purchased.
The NAFDAC on Wednesday warned the public the indiscriminate use of such sex enhancement drugs could cause more danger than anticipated.
“The libido drugs in circulation are not certified by NAFDAC and the description on them is in Chinese and other alien languages,” he said. “Consumption of such drugs is harmful because its pharmaceutical composition could not be guaranteed.”
The coordinator further advised the public against patronising drug hawkers and warning against self-medication.
He said that the most drugs purchased from hawkers are fake, adulterated and poisonous to human body and usually exposes users to health risks.
“Drug hawkers are death merchants, people should not patronise them,” he said, adding that the agency was sensitizing communities on the need to patronize registered patent medicine dealers.
According to him, the agency has arrested 30 drug hawkers in Dutse and has intensified surveillance activities to check drug hawking in the state.
He added that the agency established desk offices in 27 Local Government Areas of the state to monitor and ensure compliance to regulations by patent medicine stores, producers of sachet water, and other consumables.