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DH instructs recall of health product

  • 2004.09.15

The Department of Health today (September 15) advised members of the public not to buy or use the health product, "Morgan", which contains the Western drug ingredient, tadalafil.

"Morgan" contains the Western drug ingredient, tadalafil"Morgan" contains the Western drug ingredient, tadalafil

Tadalafil is used for erectile dysfunction (impotence).

Tadalafil is a prescription drug and its use has to be supervised by medical practitioners as it could cause side effects such as headaches and upset stomach. It will also cause serious hypotension among people with heart diseases.

A department spokesman said the importer had been instructed to recall the products from the market within seven days and to surrender them to the department.

"Members of the public who have purchased the product are advised to stop using them, dispose of the product or surrender it to the Pharmaceutical Service of the Department of Health at 3/F, Public Health Laboratory Centre, 382 Nam Cheong Street, Kowloon during office hours," the spokesman said.

Members of the public may call the importer's hotline at 2723 3796 for matters related to recall of the product.

The department has also set up a hotline, 2319 2839, for health enquiries from members of the public until 8pm today and during office hours from tomorrow.

Products containing Western medicine are pharmaceutical products and must be registered under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance before they are allowed to be put on sale. "Morgan" has not been registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

The spokesman reminded importers and retailers that the possession and sale of unregistered pharmaceutical products was an offence liable to a maximum penalty of a $100,000 fine and two years' imprisonment.

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