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Healthy man Viagra – other Viagra counterfeits and preventing them.

Healthy man ViagraViagra is a medical remedy used by millions of male persons worldwide in order control erectile dysfunction. Viagra for men is produced by Pfizer pharmaceutical corporation. Due to its immense popularity, Viagra is one of the most counterfeited drugs in the world. This situation is very dangerous both for buyers and for the drug manufacturer (Pfizer). Counterfeit medicaments may be detrimental to men’s health, affecting the reputation of Pfizer.

2011 Pfizer’s research

In 2011, Pfizer conducted a study for the detection of counterfeits of the drug sold in online pharmacies on the Internet. The company’s specialists examined a great number of results of “buy Viagra” search, which they received with the help of two very popular search engines (one of which was probably Google).The study was conducted for five days, during which a lot of websites were analyzed. Specialists selected 22 online chemist’s shops that were selling the drug. Then the company ordered the drug from these sites and carried out their detailed chemical analysis. It was found that the samples contained:

1) Blue color ink for printers. Inks were added to counterfeits to give them the required blue color.
2) Amphetamine-type stimulants (amphetamine / methamphetamine). These substances improve mood, attention and ability to concentrate. After taking amphetamine, an excessive sexual activity can be observed, so counterfeiters have added it to the tablet so that they could produce an effect similar to Viagra.
3) Metronidazole, a strong antibiotic. It is used in medicine to treat endocarditis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and bacterial vaginosis. This antibiotic may cause side effects (diarrhea, vomiting and allergic reactions) in the case of uncontrolled use.
4) Different binding agents, for instance, drywall. Such substances do not allow the pill to dissolve in the digestive system of the human body.
5) Pesticides. These are chemical agents used to fight against pests and plant diseases, as well as various plant parasites.
6) Increased dosage of the active agent of the drug (sildenafil). This can lead to more frequent side effects or overdose.
7) A low dosage of sildenafil. It does not pose health hazards, however, the desired effect may not be observed.

As you can see, the manufacturers of counterfeit products add any components in “medicaments”, including substances which are very dangerous for health.

Healthy male Viagra counterfeits

A few years ago, the so-called Healthy Man radio stations advertised Viagra, which could be purchased at newhealthyman.com at low prices. As it turned out, FDA did not approve the production offered at healthy man Viagra website.

Measures were taken by Pfizer to prevent people from buying counterfeits
In 2013, Pfizer started to sell the medicament online in cooperation with CVS drugstore. This gives patients the opportunity to buy pills from a trusted source. In addition, CVS drugstore guarantees free delivery. Running this feature together with the warning information about counterfeits on viagra.com website is intended to reduce the amount of defrauded patients.