Fake Cialis puts Man in Hospital

Hypoglycaemia with fake Cialis

A 54-year-old truck driver has been hospitalised with low blood sugar after taking fake medicine bought online.

In June this year the Medical Journal of Australia reported a case of a man who became seriously unwell after taking fake Cialis. The man bought the Cialis online from an overseas website.

After taking the fake Cialis the man suffered from low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia). He had slurred speech, excessive sweating and disorientation. He required hospital treatment for this serious condition. Tests on the tablets found a cocktail of drugs including one used to treat diabetes.

There have been other reports of serious illness resulting from taking fake drugs bought online. At least four have resulted in deaths.

Genuine Cialis

Cialis tablets
Ely Lilly makes genuine Cialis. Only Ely Lilly has the patent to produce Cialis in regulated safe conditions. The cost of Cialis reflects this monopoly of supply. Some men prefer Cialis (Tadalafil) over other treatments for erectile dysfunction as it works for longer, up to 36 hours compared with 12 hours for Levitra.

Cialis is an effective and safe drug, however it needs be supplied from reputable sources. This Australian case, reported by Dr Tan and others, highlights the dangers of obtaining drugs online from overseas.

Prescription Cialis

In the UK genuine Cialis is available online. Online clinic doctors issue prescriptions and the tablets are posted to patients from UK pharmacies.

Customers can check they will receive genuine Cialis by looking up the registration of pharmacies with the GPhC (General Pharmaceutical Council). Online clinics are registered in the UK with the Care Quality Commission.

Report from the Medical Journal of Australia

The journal reported as follows:

Cross-border importation of  prescription medications and  traditional is common. Many of these drugs are not approved by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency).

Counterfeit versions of approved prescription medications are also available (eg, anabolic steroids, weight-loss medications, and medications to enhance sexual performance). We describe a 54-year-old man with the first Australian case of severe hypoglycaemia induced by imported, laboratory-confirmed counterfeit Cialis. This serves to remind medical practitioners that counterfeit medication may be the cause of severe hypoglycaemia (or other unexplained illness).

Protect yourself from fakes

Manufacturers of fake impotence tablets get more sophisticated and produce drugs that look similar and almost identical to the originals. The only way to make certain that you are not buying a dangerous counterfeit drug is to make sure that you purchase it legally with a prescription. In the UK Dr Fox supplies genuine Cialis on prescription.

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