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 Innovative device may revolutionise diagnosing malaria News Meet the woman who battles with a compulsive ‘hair-pulling’ disorder Medical What is 'blue light therapy' and how can it help relieve constipation? Medical SA first country to break all barriers to revolutionary TB drug Medical Here’s how to train your bladder Medical How your mucus can be a guide to sinusitis treatment From our sponsors Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Stand a chance to win an Alpecin product hamper worth R1 500! FLU SURVEY: Stand a chance of winning R2 000 cash! Live healthier The juicing trend » A cup of beetroot juice daily can reduce blood pressure Pomegranate juice protects brain The truth about juicing The juicing trend has been around for decades, but how good is it for you really? Your menstrual cycle » SEE: 14 facts about menstruation you might not know Your diet and PMS 5 period apps that make tracking your menstrual cycle a breeze Know exactly when Aunt Flow is on her way.