Thursday, 8 Dec 2022
MoH withdraws unregistered herbal medical products

MoH withdraws unregistered herbal healthcare goods

The drugs talked about in the circular are Shark Extract tablets, Vimax capsules, Kamagra Oral Jelly and Dragon’s Delay Spray, stated a press release.

Dr Mohammed bin Hamdan al Rubai, director basic, DGPADC stated, “These herbal medicines have entered the sultanate through illegal ways for the purpose of financial gains without any regard to human health and without the approval of the concerned department in the directorate. It is contrary to the procedures followed in this regard. As none of these products were registered in the ministry, they are not allowed to be sold in the sultanate.”

He also added that laboratory tests performed on the goods have proved that they include chemical substances which are not talked about in the formulation or in the leaflets attached to the goods. It is regarded as as a industrial fraud because the companies clearly mention that the goods are all-natural herbal ones.

The goods include sildenafil, an active ingredient employed in viagra for the remedy of erectile dysfunction.

Dr Rubai stated that this substance has a quantity of adverse side effects specifically when in interaction with other drugs employed for heart ailments such as angina and other individuals. The side effects of this goods can impact heart sufferers, specifically these who are utilizing medicines containing nitrates, and can lead to extreme hypotension top to cardiac arrest and death, he stated.

DGPADC has added a web page in the MoH site publishing the names of herbal medicines and other goods banned in the sultanate. This has been carried out to educate the citizens and residents about the dangers related with the consumption of these medicines. Visit the web page at

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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