Kenyan Medics have issued a warning after a high rise of death among Kenyan men after using performance-enhancing drugs.
In a statement issued today, the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK), cautioned men against the un-prescribed use of tablets.
The most used drug is commonly known as the blue pill.
“Use of these medicines without prior medical evaluation makes one more prone to their harmful effects,” the statement warned.
The society said that users may experience mild to moderate side effects that include; headache, nose bleeding, discomfort and pain in the upper abdomen, trouble falling and or staying asleep, redness of the skin, diarrhea, dizziness, and skin rash.
Severe side effects include a mild and short-lived decrease in blood pressure, vision loss, priapism (unwanted persistent erection), the potential for cardiac risk with sexual activity in patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease.
Patients with underlying conditions and those who are on other medications may be more at risk of the above-mentioned side effects.