Male sexual enhancement pills could be causing hospitalizations across Virginia


RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — If you take over the counter male sexual enhancement pills, you will want to pay attention.

According to the Virginia Department of Health, clusters of men who have taken the over the counter pill “V8” are experiencing symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) which have required hospitalizations. The health agency says men should stop taking these pills, commonly sold in convenience stores and gas stations, immediately.

Thus far, reports of illness associated with “V8” pills include one case in the agency’s eastern region, four in the central region, and six in the southwest region. VDH has confirmed seven of those cases with four still under investigation.

Symptoms of severe hypoglycemia include sweating, a racing heartbeat, irritability, anxiety, shakiness, and altered mental status, VDH reported.

If you are experiencing such symptoms, the Department of Health urges you to seek medical attention immediately.

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