BPOM Finds Coffee Sachets Containing Paracetamol and Viagra, The Effects Make Kidney Damage To Death

Suara.com – The Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) recently discovered that traditional foods and medicines contain medicinal chemicals. In its findings, BPOM found a number of coffee sachets containing parastamol and also Sildenafil or also known as viarga aka a strong drug for men.

The brands of evidence for processed food and traditional medicines found included Male Coffee, Cleng Coffee, Mr Coffee, Spider, Urat Honey, and Jakarta Bandung.

“Medicinal Chemicals are materials that are prohibited from being used in traditional medicines and processed foods. Medicinal chemicals such as Paracetamol and Sildenafil are materials used for drug production. If not used according to the rules of use (dose), these medicinal chemicals can pose a high risk and side effects that can endanger health,” said the Head of the POM, Penny K. Lukito, in a statement recently.

The Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) found traditional medicines and processed foods such as coffee containing Paracetamol and Sildenafil.
The Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) found traditional medicines and processed foods such as coffee containing Paracetamol and Sildenafil.

Penny continued that the inappropriate use of paracetamol and sildenafil drugs can result in mild, severe side effects and even death. Paracetamol can cause side effects of nausea, allergies, low blood pressure, blood disorders, and if used continuously can cause more fatal effects such as damage to the liver and kidneys.

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While Sildenafil can cause side effects ranging from mild such as nausea, diarrhea, redness of the skin, to more serious reactions such as seizures, irregular heartbeat, blurred vision or sudden blindness, and can even cause death.

Furthermore, the Head of the POM Agency reminded drug and food business actors to continue to carry out production activities in accordance with the provisions by implementing good production methods, using safe materials and always prioritizing public health. Business actors are also prohibited from promoting products by providing false information or misleading the public.

“The public can play an active role by reporting or submitting complaints to the POM if they find products that do not comply with the provisions, illegal products or are suspected of containing hazardous materials,” said Penny.

The POM Agency also appeals to the public to be smart consumers and not to be easily tempted by excessive advertising when shopping online.

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