Dr. Ayodele Ademola, a consultant gynaecologist, has advised against taking sex enhancement drugs and stated that people should quit using them "except exceptionally necessary."
Ademola, who is also the medical director of a Lagos-based fertility centre, gave this advise during a Thursday interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to him, sex enhancement drugs and aphrodisiacs increase sexual arousal, desire, and erectile function.
He went on to say that the usage of these kinds of drugs might have both beneficial and harmful consequences on human health, but that the negative impacts outweighed the positives. According to him, sex enhancement drugs increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, and might induce hypertension, heart failure, amongst other conditions.
The doctor said, "it is not advisable to use sex enhancement drug, except when exceptionally necessary, and must be under strict medical prescription and supervision." According to him, many people who use sex enhancement pills end up losing their lives.
“I have had a situation where two elderly couple who took erectile dysfunction drugs simultaneously had a heart attack and died.
“A young man of about 45 years of age who took an overdose of tramadol to enhance his sex performance also died in the course of having sexual intercourse. If anyone has potency problem, such person should seek medical attention rather than using enhancement drugs, because they have many underlying side effects.”
The gynaecologist also warned against self-medication and recommended a hospital visit for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Ademola noted that erectile dysfunction (ED) is a widespread medical condition with a growing global incidence. He stated that "hypertensive, diabetic, and elderly people are at higher risk, and should completely avoid using it because they may die in the process."
"Some health implications of over-the-counter male enhancement drugs include damage to the urethra, permanent difficulty maintaining an erection, among others."