14 June 2011
A "100 per cent herbal" medicine that promises to improve a woman’s sex life has been found to contain tadalafil, the active ingredient used in some prescription medicines for erectile dysfunction (ED).
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued a public warning recommending against the use of Pink Lady for Women capsules, sold via the Internet, as they may pose a health risk.
"In Australia, commercial supply of Pink Lady for Women capsules is illegal," the TGA said on its website.
While the product label claims the ingredients to be herbal in origin, "analysis undertaken by the TGA Laboratories in Australia has confirmed the presence of therapeutic quantities of tadalafil in these capsules".
If you have purchased Pink Lady for Women capsules the TGA advises you to stop using them and discard any remaining capsules. If you have concerns arising from use of this product, you should consult your health care practitioner.
Last Reviewed: 14 June 2011