Uganda`s National Drug Authority (NDA) has halted the sale of M-MAGIX coffee, a drug on the Ugandan market used to improve men’s sexual strength, sighting adulteration and huge quantities of sildenafil citrate, a molecule known to have grave adverse effects.
In a press briefing held on Tuesday 2nd November in Kampala, Dr. Dennis Mwesigwa – the Director of inspection and enforcement at the NDA said they undertook a laboratory analysis of the M- MAGIX coffee samples picked from the market and confirmed that they contain huge quantities of sildenafil citrate. “The public is strongly warned against using M-MAGIX coffee and NDA hereby directs all pharmacies, drug shops, supermarkets and general merchandise shops to stop sale or stocking of this product. NDA has directed the importer of M-MAGIX coffee to stop importation and recall all the supplied batches of this product with immediate effect,” he ordered.
Sildenafil citrate is a tightly controlled drug for erectile dysfunction which must only be used upon prescription by medical personnel. Its` indicated adverse effects include extreme abdominal complications, respiratory and heart problems as well as renal failure, many times leading to coma and even death.
NDA has also called upon the public to be vigilant and report all suspicious products on the market that could be adulterated to the Authority.