A Chinese-made sex enhancement herbal product that could seriously lower blood pressure and cause other health problems has found its way into the UAE, promoting the Ministry of Health to issue an alert.In an urgent circular sent to pharmacies and other competent parties, the Ministry called for the instant withdrawal of Stree Overlord from the local market as it has not granted permission to the product to be sold in the country.
“Stree Overlord is a fraud product which could pose a serious threat to persons suffering from heart problems and diabetes,” said the circular, a copy of which was published in the Dubai-based Arabic language daily Emirat Alyoum.
The paper quoted Dr Amin Al Amiri, the Ministry’s assistant undersecretary for medical practice and licensing, as saying the warning followed an alert by health authorities in Canada, the United States and other countries against the use of that product.
He said the Ministry had sent urgent letters to the municipalities through the UAE and other departments asking them to seize the product.In the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently advised local consumers not to purchase or use Stree Overlord.
It said FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Stree Overlord contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an FDA approved prescription drug for Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
In a statement, it said sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. “Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates.Consumers should stop using these products immediately and throw them away. Consumers who have experienced any negative side effects should consult a health care professional as soon as possible.”
According to the manufacturer, Stree Overlord is all natural supplement made from rare and herbal extracts, specifically designed to improve men’s sexual performance.