It’s a known fact that most Energy drinks contain more caffeine and other ingredients that are meant to boost physical performance, but an energy drink that surfaced in Zambia is doing more than the expected – causing prolonged erections lasting several hours.
The Energy drink, produced by Revin Zambia Limited, contains sildenafil citrate used to treat erectile dysfunction.
This was disclosed by the National Drug Authority (NDA) in Uganda, which said it had tested samples from a bottle of the drink – Natural Power SX – after a man complained of an erection lasting nearly six hours, profuse sweating, and abnormal heartbeat.
Zambian authorities have since halted the production and distribution of the drink pending investigations. In a joint statement cited by the BBC, the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority, the Ndola City Council and the Zambia Bureau of Standards said: “Officers from the three institutions are on the ground to collect samples of the raw materials and of the finished product for analytical tests that will determine if there is any truth to the claims being made.
“The outcome of this investigation will be communicated to the public as soon as results are released,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the drink is being confiscated in Uganda while the manufacturers have denied claims that their product contains any drug for erectile dysfunction.