17 August 2010
Some Ayurvedic medicines have been found to contain allopathic drugs.
Aizawl, August 17: Mizoram Drugs Control Administration on Tuesday has issued a warning on the use of some Ayurvedic medicines meant for remedies of erectile dysfunction called by some doctors as the Indian Viagra which have been found to contain allopathic drugs.
A recent study conducted by the Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSAR) has found the presence of allopathic drugs in many formulations commonly marketed as Ayurvedic or Unani remedies for people having erectile problems, an official statement issued by the state drugs control administration said.
The statement said that Slidenafil and Tadalafil, which are prescription drugs, as well as allopathic medicines are found in Ayurvedic medicines like supersonic, titanic K2, Sikander–e–Azam and 2much Gold.
It warned, "Slidenafil can be fatal for someone who is already taking medicines that contain nitrates and it can also cause coma and hypertension if not taken judiciously.
"The DIPSAR also found nicotine in tooth powder of Vicco and Muska Gul and also toothpaste like Dabur Red, Arodent, Dentobac and IPCO," the statement added.