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What are the dangers of counterfeit Viagra?

If you buy you might buy a counterfeit Rolex watch that breaks down after a week, you're out some dough. Taking a counterfeit Viagra could have much more serious consequences. There are many dangers associated with buying counterfeit Viagra, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), the inability to get and maintain erections during sex. The most obvious danger is that you simply don't know what's in the drug. Some counterfeit Viagra pills have no medicinal value and contain ingredients such as powder or paint. You take it and nothing happens. Other counterfeit Viagra pills contain dangerously high amounts of active ingredients that could harm or kill you. Don't ever take a chance. If you need Viagra, buy the real thing.
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Let me count the ways. Buying what you think is Viagra (sildenafil) on the Internet may be the perfect definition of Fool’s Gold. You have no idea what you’re getting. Analysis of these fake Viagra pills report that some contain literally zero active ingredients. Others contain 200% of the normal dose (that’s crazy!). Neither is safe, and the later could be very dangerous. Plus, these pills may be adulterated with substances like talcum powder, printer’s ink, and commercial paint. Sound sexy to you? Perhaps the biggest danger in buying cheap “Viagra” on the Internet, is the missed opportunity to save your life. Most cases of erectile dysfunction (ED) are caused by real health problems like undiagnosed and untreated high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes. Any problem with your woody is often the first warning sign that you need to take better care of your ticker. See a good doc to find out what’s causing your ED. After all, you want the blood to flow well and good not only to your penis, but in and out of your heart, and into your brain, too. Don’t you?

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