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 Medical Night shift plus unhealthy habits equals higher diabetes risk Medical Scans, ultrasound spot Zika brain defects Medical Job insecurity may take a toll on your heart Parenting Breastfeeding isn't just good for the baby – it may help a mom's heart Medical How getting a flu shot could save your life Medical 5 everyday things people think cause cancer but don’t Live healthier Vaping dangers » Why vaping may do your heart no favours US moves to restrict flavoured e-cig sales, ban menthol cigarettes Under pressure, top US e-cig maker pulls most flavoured products from market Friends' vaping could pose danger to kids with asthma In a study, school children with asthma were found to be more likely to suffer an asthma attack after exposure to vapour from someone else's e-cigarette. Protect your skin » Just a little weightlifting can help your heart How to handle incontinence at the gym 10 ways to keep your skin glowing with good health in 2019 Avoid germs at the gym to protect your skin The bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause skin infections love warm, moist places like sweaty exercise equipment and locker room showers.