Honey with an aphrodisiac virtue? This is the promise of a product available on the internet. Tuesday, July 27, the Directorate-General for Competition, Consumption and Fraud Control (DGCCRF), the Directorate General for Customs and Indirect Rights (DGDDI), and the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products ( ANSM) have uploaded a statement aimed at alerting consumers desiring this honey presented as “natural”.
Medicinal active substances not mentioned on the labels
In fact, this product contains active medicinal substances likely to cause the occurrence ofserious side effects. “Analyzes carried out by the joint laboratory service of the DGCCRF and the DGDDI show that they contain active medicinal substances not mentioned on the labels such as sildenafil or tadalafil (active ingredients of drugs used against erectile dysfunction)”, alert the health authorities.
These different substances, vasodilators, are not without risk to the health of the consumer. They are in particular contraindicated in people suffering from cardiac pathologies, because of the serious undesirable effects that they can generate. They are also subject to medical prescription. Several references (such as Black Horse Honey or Jaguar Power) are available on the internet or social networks and are presented under the form of jellies, jams, honey, etc.
Convulsions, haemorrhages, edema
In recent months, reports have multiplied. Thus, several poison control centers have documented cases of serious adverse effects following the consumption of these products. Among the reported consequences: repeated convulsions, hemorrhages of pulmonary origin, cerebral edemas, or major acute renal insufficiencies which, for some, have led to hospitalizations. Through this press release, the authorities call on consumers not to consume these products and to destroy them. People who have consumed it and who experience side effects are advised to consult their doctor or go to the emergency room. You can find the list of recalled products on the public website AppelConso.