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 News SEE: How to fight prostate cancer with food Fitness How SA’s best bodyboarders tackle the deadliest waves Diet and nutrition 6 ‘extra’ health and beauty benefits of rooibos you didn’t know about Lifestyle Quitting smoking? Even a little exercise can help you stay slim Sex Do men really hook up more than women? Medical Undigested food in your stool may be a sign of IBS From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Your hearing » Are you going deaf or do you just need to unblock your ears? 4 foods that can improve your hearing Healthy eating may protect your hearing Watching what you eat can improve the quality of your hearing and reduce your risk of hearing loss. Quit smoking » Tougher anti-tobacco laws in the pipeline Bad news, smokers: It's going to be more inconvenient to smoke This is why many SA smokers quit – Health24 survey After running our survey for several weeks, the results are in – and they reveal interesting information about smoking and tobacco use in South Africa.