Cheap Viagra can kill, or, the dangers of counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs

When looking for a prescription of Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra, make sure you get the real thing.

Amy Tuteur points to a recent NEJM article detailing cases in Singapore where hospitalized men were found to have taken imitation erectile dysfunction medications containing contaminents like the glucose-lowering medication glyburide, as well as host of herbal substances.

Glyburide, in particular, can be deadly in those who do not have diabetes, as the drug can lower blood sugar leading to brain damage or death.

But the news gets worse.

Dr. Tuteur notes that there is a thriving counterfeit male enhancement drug market in the United States, and worse, in one scheme, money spent on Viagra knockoffs went on to fund Middle Eastern terrorist groups.

So, in your search for male sexual enhancement, get the genuine medication. It matters.

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