The pharmaceutical society of Kenya (PSK) has warned Kenyans against the unprescribed use of Sildenafil, Tadalafil, vardenafil, and avanafil, drugs commonly known as the blue pill.
This follows the indiscriminate use of sexual performance-enhancing drugs in Kenya.
PSK said that the blue pill should only be used under the strict advise of a qualified medical doctor.
The medics warned that indiscriminate use could lead to harmful effects ranging from mild to severe.
The mild symptoms include headache, nose bleeding, discomfort in the upper abdomen, diarrhea, dizziness, and skin rash.
The severe effects according to PSK include potential cardiac arrest with sexual activity in patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease, vision loss, and priapism (unwanted persistent erection).
One of the medics warned that a section of young Kenyan men have been using the blue pill as a recreational drug because of the false marketing that the drug makes them 'superman' in bed.
PSK further warned that patients with underlying issues could be at a higher risk of suffering from the side effects.
The medics noted that while the pills have been used to address erectile dysfunction, they cautioned the public stating that they should only resort to the pills under a doctor's prescription.
The statement from PSK: