Home > Daily-tips Updated 21 November 2013 Dodgy ED drugs can bring you down All those spam ads promising potency and relief from erectile dysfunction may be selling knock-off drugs that are either contaminated or contain incorrect dosages of the active ingredient – if any at all. 0 iStock All those spam ads promising potency and relief from erectile dysfunction may be selling knock-off drugs that are either contaminated, sometimes with potential toxins such as lead or mercury, or contain incorrect dosages of the active ingredient – if any at all.Online versions of impotency drugs could be especially dangerous for patients being treated for hypertension or heart disease, and could potentially interact with other medications to put them at risk. The experts agree: stay away from non-prescription erectile dysfunction drugs and rather ask your doctor for help.Sexual Disorders - The ABC of ImpotencyWin a R600 hamper More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Sex Don’t worry, your sex life will still be on fire even when you’re way, way older Lifestyle Smoking e-cigarettes could significantly slow healing of wounds Lifestyle This is exactly how to escape a botched bench press Lifestyle 6 legit health benefits of quinoa News Shocking prevalence of pregnancies, HIV infections in 9-19 year olds in Limpopo village Lifestyle Is it safe to sleep with your contact lenses in? We found out From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.