Kampala, Uganda | URN | The National Drug Authority (NDA) has confiscated a consignment of L- coffee, which was being imported in Uganda as a nutritional supplement.
While the sachet of L-Coffee shows that it’s a blend of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans and that it’s an energy booster, the Authority says in a statement that their tests show that the product is adulterated with Tadalafil, a prescription drug for treating erectile dysfunction.
Abiaz Rwamiri, the NDA Public Relations Officer told this publication on Wednesday 23, August 2023 morning that the shipment was concealed but their investigations show that a box with ten sachets goes for up to USD $50 in Malaysia.
They confiscated seventy-five boxes with seven thousand five hundred sachets.
NDA has since warned the public to be cautious and asked importers of L-Coffee to recall and destruct any products that could have already been sneaked onto the market.
According to experts, tadalafil is taken strictly under the supervision of a health practitioner as it has side effects including extreme respiratory and cardiac problems in addition to urinary disorders, which could be fatal.