BPOM Reveals 6 Brands Of Coffee Saset Containing Paracetamol and Viagra

Suara.com – The Food and Drug Administration recently contained paracetamol, and Viagra or also known as male tonic. A number of these products were confiscated because they contained Medicinal Chemicals (BKO) such as Viagra and paracetamol earlier.

“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 instructions for use (dose), these medicinal chemicals can pose a high risk and side effects that can endanger health.

From the results of the operation, detailed products were found in the form of 15 types (5,791 pcs) of processed food containing BKO and 36 types (18,212 pcs) of traditional medicine containing medicinal chemicals.

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.

“Later, production materials and raw materials were also found in the form of 32 kg of raw materials for illegal drugs containing Paracetamol and Sildenafil, 5 kg of bulk products/semi-finished mixed materials, capsule shells and various types of packaging materials such as aluminum foil for sachets, cartons, plastics, and holograms. At that location, several simple production tools were also found,” he said

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There is also evidence of processed food and traditional medicines that were found to be sachet coffee with brands including, Kopi Jantan, Kopi Cleng, Kopi Bapak, Spider, Urat Madu, and Jakarta Bandung. These products are suspected to contain BKO Paracetamol and Sildenafil. Head of the POM Agency, Penny K. Lukito.

“The use of chemical drugs Paracetamol and Sildenafil inappropriately can cause mild side effects, severe and even cause death. Paracetamol can cause side effects of nausea, allergies, low blood pressure, blood disorders, and if used continuously can cause side effects more fatal, such as damage to the liver and kidneys,” said Penny.

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.

“The economic value of this evidence is estimated at 1.5 billion rupiah,” said the Head of the POM Agency. The POM Agency previously monitored and analyzed online sales of processed food products containing BKO with the Kopi Jantan brand in the October–November 2021 period.

The monitoring results show that sales of these products have an average transaction value of 7 billion rupiahs per month.

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