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Let's make some sense out of all this, so you can see why this is important...
First There are the chemical compounds like Viagra™, Levitra™ and Cialis™ as well as generic and grey market versions ( many of them manufactured in countries like India that don't respect U.S. patents). Classified as drugs, these products were created to help men suffering from various forms of serious erectile dysfunction and they are regulated by the FDA (in the US).

The drugs were created for one specific purpose, to help men suffering from erectile dysfunction, often caused by medical conditions or as side-effects of other medicines or drugs.


In short, they do this by trapping the blood flow in the penis. Thus, the feeling users have of a blood rush, or blood pounding in the ears or "blue vision", all side effects of the drugs interaction with your circulatory system.

Their effects last anywhere from a few hours to several days, depending on the brand and your own health or medical condition.

As chemical compounds, these drugs can have interactions (sometimes dangerous) with other drugs (whether prescribed or not), that can affect their efficacy and your safety, especially interactions with nitrates. That's why they need to be prescribed by your doctor.

The branded versions of these drugs are more expensive but quality controlled; the grey market imports are less expensive but many don't have strictly supervised quality control.

Next Come the herbal supplements. These are products which use naturally occurring herbs  or so you would think. Often, the "herbal supplements" contain chemicals additives, usually the same chemicals found in Viagra™, to provide effect.

Israel bans import of sildenafil citrate after six deaths in the US. (Viagra)(News)

British Medical Journal

| May 30, 1998 |

Israel's health ministry has barred the persona] import of the impotence drug sildenafil citrate (Viagra) until further notice, pending the results of a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into the deaths of six American men who took the pills.

Pfizer, the manufacturer of sildenafil citrate, reported the six deaths to the FDA last week, although it is still unclear whether the deaths are related to the drug. The drug for erectile dysfunction has created unprecedented demand in the United States--the only place where it is licensed so far--and elsewhere in the world.

The Palestinian Authority health ministry has also warned against using sildenafil citrate, which is being sold illegally. "We recommend that men don't take Viagra and warn pharmacists and merchants not to disseminate the drug," said Ziad Shaat, who is responsible for the authorities pharmaceutical division.

A Palestinian newspaper has reported that sildenafil citrate is being smuggled into Palestine from Egypt and sold for $30 (19 [pounds sterling]) a pill--three times the price in the United States. But it isn't known if these pills are genuine.

Counterfeit pills made to look like sildenafil citrate could be the next counterfeit drug to reach Israel and the territories from a giant factory in Lebanon's Beka'a Valley, believed by Interpol to be the largest producer of bogus drugs in the world, said Yaakov Cass, the Israeli health ministry's Tel Aviv district pharmacist. He added that according to experts dealing with drug smuggling, 80% of the sildenafil citrate sold worldwide on the black market is counterfeit. Because of the huge profits concerned the smuggled pills are likely to be useless diamond shaped blue copies with no active ingredient, he said.

Israeli customs inspectors at air and sea ports have already been alerted, with detailed written instructions, to be on the look out for supplies of smuggled sildenafil citrate. Tourists who have reasonable supplies cannot be arrested; they can claim these are for their personal use and then sell them to Israelis, but local residents may not bring them in to the country--now that the ban is in effect.

Until the government's suspension of personal import licences, the health ministry had approved only seven prescriptions for the drug out of 120 signed by 15 urologists and other doctors in recent weeks. One clinic near Tel Aviv even put advertisements in the papers calling itself "The Viagra Clinic."

"Special forms that must be filled out individually and in detail by physicians are examined by the district pharmacist before the pills can be dispensed by pharmacies; we can't check whether doctors in fact examine patients and ensure they aren't taking drugs that conflict with Viagra," Mr Cass explained. "But the documents state clearly that applying for personal import makes the physicians--and not the ministry--clearly responsible if anything happens to a patient." Three Israeli pharmacies were firing the prescriptions, but they are now forbidden to do this until further notice; if they disregard the rules, they risk losing their licences.

You should know...a lot of  herbal products in the market use Yohimbe for effectiveness, Yohimbe is an herb which has been banned in a number of countries because of side effects from long-term use. Other herbal products require you to take them for weeks or months before you'll see any real benefit, if ever.

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