Musli Power Extra banned in kerala

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Drug regulatory authorities in south Indian state of Kerala has moved court challenging the efficacy of Musli Power Xtra – one of the widely popular herbal medicine with claims to boost sexual prowess in both men and women.

The cases that were filed include, one under Spurious Drugs Act, and another one under Drugs and Magic Remedies (objectionable advertisement) Act, 1955.

Inspectors from the Drugs Control Directorate of Kerala Government has been warning Kunnath Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Musli Power Xtra in Kerala, against illegal promotion of the herbal product flashing labels that it is an aphrodisiac while the claims are not scientifically validated.

The state drug authorities had warned Kunnath Pharmaceuticals not to advertise or put on label the term ‘aphrodisiac’ directly or indirectly on Musli Power Xtra with any other word or phrase to mislead people.

Despite this, Kunnath Pharma continued giving wide publicity through promotional advertisements claiming that Musli Power Xtra has the potential to increase the sexual prowess of both men and women and can be even a reliable remedy for infertility related problems.

Musli Power Xtra is currently enjoying extensive sales not only across Kerala but in other places across India as well as abroad, sources said.

However, Musli Power Xtra has been using a different ingredient for the licence was not granted and is illegally promoted for indications which has been approved, drug department said.

According to the drug officials, the approval granted for production of Musli Power Xtra formulation, the main ingredient indicated was the seed of ‘Nilappana’ (Curculigo orchioides), but Kunnath Pharma made the formulation with the extracts of diffrent plant called Safed Musli for which no licence had been given.

Kunnath was using extracts of raw Safed Musli which is violation of the provisions of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act which clearly states such raw ingredients cannot be used for making any kind of medicine formulations.

Moreover, the herb Safed Musli was not included in the Indian Pharmacopoeia – the authorised mannual specifying standards of raw materials in medicinal products –at the time of granting licence for Safed Musli.

Kunnath Pharma, however, secured a licence for using Safed Musli as a raw material to produce Musli Power Xtra subsequently following the inclusion of the herb in Indian Pharmacopoeia.

Therefore, the state drug regulator has booked Kunnath under Section 33 EE A (d) of D&C Act says any drug which has been substituted wholly or in part by any other drug or substance could come under the provisions of Spurious Drugs Act.

A second lawsuit has also been initiated against Kunnath Pharma with the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court at Moovattupuzha for promoting Musli Power Xtra with the proclaimed label as “aphrodisiac” for increasing sexual potency in both men and women stating that such is claim is a clear violation of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (objectionable advertisement) Act.

The Act clearly specifies the prohibition of advertisement for certain drugs, especially in the category of drugs described as aphrodisiac.

Drug authority of Kerala raided the factory godowns of Kunnath Pharma for illegal manufacturing practices last year following complaints from consumers and media reports,and seized stocks of Musli Power Xtra worth over Rs 27 lakh.

The seized stocks were produced in the court and 600 cases of the drug were withdrawn from the market, reports said quoting senior drug officials.

The punishment for illegal promotion of Musli Power Xtra can involve upto three years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 50,000, experts said.

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  1. sree<span class="comment-author-location"> from Dubai, Dubayy, United Arab Emirates</span>sree<span class="comment-author-location"> from Dubai, Dubayy, United Arab Emirates</span>04-04-2011

    at last this one also banned

    • admin<span class="comment-author-location"> from United Arab Emirates</span>admin<span class="comment-author-location"> from United Arab Emirates</span>04-04-2011

      Yes it’s going to be a big issue

    • Jose Mathew<span class="comment-author-location"> from Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, India</span>Jose Mathew<span class="comment-author-location"> from Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, India</span>07-25-2011

      I am just quoting your comment
      Musli Power Extra (Batch No–MP/058/09 ) the ingredient found was tadalfil and the amount present per capsule was 32.00 mg.
      Tadalafil is a PDE5 inhibitor, used for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) under the name Cialis, and under the name Adcirca for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. It initially was developed by the biotechnology company ICOS, Cialis tablets, in 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg doses, are yellow, film-coated, and almond-shaped. The approved dose for pulmonary arterial hypertension is 40 mg (two 20-mg tablets) once daily.

      Kunnath Pharmaceuticals is recommending 2 Capsules twice daily, so one person will consume 32.00 mg X 4 = 128 mg, When The approved dosage Tadalafil is 40 mg (two 20-mg tablets) once daily. do you think a person will be alive after taking 4 Musli Power X-tra capsules. so please don’t miss lead any body and when you wright some thing use commonsense

    • Durga Prasad<span class="comment-author-location"> from Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, India</span>Durga Prasad<span class="comment-author-location"> from Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, India</span>07-25-2011

      The ban on “Musli Power X-tra’ has been removed by High Court Of Kerala:

      The Ban Order of Government of Kerala has been quashed by the High Court Of Kerala
      through a judgment on 27th June 2011 by a two member Division bunch headed by
      Justice A.K. Basheer and Justice P.Q. Barkath Ali. Through this judgment Kunnath
      Pharmaceuticals got permission to freely Manufacture and Sell Musli Power X-tra.
      This judgment was on the petition filed by Kunnath Pharmaceuticals Saying that Ban
      Notification is ex facie invalid and illegal, and also says the said notification has been
      issued without any sanction or authority of law in as much as the State Government
      dose not have any power to issue such a notification under Section 33 EEC of Drug and
      Cosmetics Act 1940, particularly to prohibit the manufacture and sale of the drug for
      which he has been granted a license as provided under the Act and the Rules.

      And the judgment also saying that “the manufacturer was not given any opportunity at
      all to be heard before the said notification was issued”.

      As Musli Power X-tra got accepted very fast in the Indian market, many State Drug
      Control Department grew suspicions about the product and they took samples from
      company, Stockists and Retailers for analytical test. The report have revealed that
      the product do not contain any chemicals such as Sildenafil Citrate or Tadalafil or
      Synthetic Steroids. Such tests are conducted by Govt. analytical laboratories of Kerala,
      Maharashtra and Gujarat.

      The Musli Power X-tra has been registered as herbal Product in U.A.E, Kuwait and
      Bahrain and it is marketed in these countries also.

      Through the ban order, there will serious concern about the Musli Power X-tra among
      the public, which has to be cleared towards that the the High Court has directed the
      Government to direct the designated agency to send the Musli Power X-tra for Analysis/
      test to the Central Drug Laboratory, Ghaziabad, within three month from the date of
      receipt of the copy of judgment.

      The management of Kunnath Pharmaceuticals also thank all the fellow Customers for
      the support given by them during this crisis time, and also declaring a 33% extra is all
      Packs (90’s, 60’s, 30’s) on the occasion of entry to the 7th year, and this offer is Limited
      to 7 Lakh Pack’s

  2. Mohan<span class="comment-author-location"> from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India</span>Mohan<span class="comment-author-location"> from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India</span>04-04-2011

    Another Drug mafia.
    1st queue at beverages shops and 2nd long queue at medical shops.We can expect men and women fall down at road sides with this banning.
    How can we reach at polling station and vote with out this extra power. A great tragedy.

    • admin<span class="comment-author-location"> from United Arab Emirates</span>admin<span class="comment-author-location"> from United Arab Emirates</span>04-04-2011

      Yes Mohan may be thousands of people used because of the advertisement. They are in danger right.

      • prasanth<span class="comment-author-location"> from Doha, Ad Dawḩah, Qatar</span>prasanth<span class="comment-author-location"> from Doha, Ad Dawḩah, Qatar</span>04-05-2011

        there is no any issue with health problems of the users but there is some violation of drug and cosmetic acts..no any mfcts. disclouse their actual formulation if they do it so every body can make the same drug.

  3. Kunjalikkutty<span class="comment-author-location"> from Dubai, Dubayy, United Arab Emirates</span>Kunjalikkutty<span class="comment-author-location"> from Dubai, Dubayy, United Arab Emirates</span>04-07-2011

    Why Govt take too much time to catch Him. Govt has to seize all of his money which he ileagally earned and should distribute to poor poeples

  4. prasanth<span class="comment-author-location"> from Tirur, Kerala, India</span>prasanth<span class="comment-author-location"> from Tirur, Kerala, India</span>04-08-2011

    people from kerala can be cheated easily with an ayurvedic label
    ‘lavana thailam’ ‘musli power’ these are all drugs not scientifically proved any of the claimed qualities. It has been reported that the company has made business of crores with this useless (as reported by kerala sabdam weekly) drug. Most keralites are addicted to this kind of drug

  5. Dr Ravindran<span class="comment-author-location"> from Kuwait</span>Dr Ravindran<span class="comment-author-location"> from Kuwait</span>04-12-2011

    Banning of Musli power E- xtra

    Congratulation for banning “Musli Power”, the product of Kunnath Pharmaceuticals under the ownership of K.C Abraham. This gay, who has no any connection with Ayurveda medicine, was a Driver, now he became a Doctor , Dr. Abraham!!!
    The manufacturing cost for one capsule is 2.5 Rs and he sales 90 pieces of capsule for RS 2000 in India and in Gulf its cost is Rs 4000.This was a clear cheating. He says through false advertisement that the result will come only by taking 4 capsules each continuously for a year.
    There is no result at all. He used to give advertisement in daily news papers and Channel with false and fabricate statements . And he used fake document like Certificate of Analysis , Stability Study , Toxicological Study Clinical Study for importing his product to Gulf. Gulf was his best market.
    Now this “Doctor” has become Milliner by cheating people. Congratulation to All for their efforts behind banning the false Product. There may be effort to bring this product back to the market, but it should be prevented at any cost . It is a matter of concern .Hence I request that his activities be investigated and appropriate action be taken to safeguard the life of poor patients.

    Kindly forward this message to related authority

  6. Antony keets<span class="comment-author-location"> from Kochi, Kerala, India</span>Antony keets<span class="comment-author-location"> from Kochi, Kerala, India</span>04-12-2011

    why the authorities takeing too much time for Banning Musli Power.
    due to the illlegical connections with the related Drugs authorities. Keralas first Drugh Mafia cheated the people with medicine of “Aids Cure” within 5 years the prorietor of “FairPharma” obtained Cores then Govt; Banned.
    like the Mr. Abraham obtained cores within 5 years.
    finelly banned. You can also make the business in the same way.
    Majeed obtined cores

  7. Raj<span class="comment-author-location"> from Madras, Tamil Nādu, India</span>Raj<span class="comment-author-location"> from Madras, Tamil Nādu, India</span>04-17-2011

    Another thing that many people are getting fooled is the marketing of slimming oils. Authorities should also take a look into this issue also. Many people are getting fooled. Smarlean, Lavanathailam, and especially KP Pathorose Vaidhyar’s products should be brought into light. These do not products do not have results and they claim to use the products continuously for 6 months to 1 year to get results, but due to the high cost of this, few are able to continue this. These frauds are to be exposed to public and their properties should be seized by the government.

  8. Kusuma Kumari<span class="comment-author-location"> from Udupi, Karnātaka, India</span>Kusuma Kumari<span class="comment-author-location"> from Udupi, Karnātaka, India</span>04-23-2011

    Me and husband were using Musali power extra and it made our life wonderful I dont know whether the mental or real drug effect My husband used to last only for 5 minutes and he could last for 10 minutes linger with muslai It may be pshcocological effect But I feel it works well WIth the drug being not avaiable we may suffer now Kusuma Kumari G

  9. ajith kumar.s<span class="comment-author-location"> from Bangalore, Karnātaka, India</span>ajith kumar.s<span class="comment-author-location"> from Bangalore, Karnātaka, India</span>05-30-2011

    We need to put him in Jail.

  10. ajith kumar.s<span class="comment-author-location"> from Bangalore, Karnātaka, India</span>ajith kumar.s<span class="comment-author-location"> from Bangalore, Karnātaka, India</span>05-30-2011

    Put him in Jail.

  11. Pillai.R.Babu<span class="comment-author-location"> from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India</span>Pillai.R.Babu<span class="comment-author-location"> from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India</span>06-29-2011

    This has become a regular feature. Ayurveda, the age old science is slowly but defenitly gaining global acceptability, but these kinds of spurious manufacturers are killing the essence and sanctity of the science. In fact the licencing authority should be blamed for these kinds of negigence. Now the manufacturers have made crores of money at the cost of poor consumers.The man behind should be put behind the jail and all the wealth thus amassed should be confiscated.

  12. SUDNAR<span class="comment-author-location"> from Singapore, Singapore (general), Singapore</span>SUDNAR<span class="comment-author-location"> from Singapore, Singapore (general), Singapore</span>07-08-2011

    NOW A DAYS THERE ARE MANY ADDS ON REAR SIDE OF THE GOVERNMENT BUSES(PALLAVAN). MAKE OUR SELF FOOL ONCE AGAIN BY OUR STATE GOVERNMENT DRUG DEPARTMENT.

  13. Sebin<span class="comment-author-location"> from Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, India</span>Sebin<span class="comment-author-location"> from Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, India</span>07-25-2011

    I am just quoting your comment
    Musli Power Extra (Batch No–MP/058/09 ) the ingredient found was tadalfil and the amount present per capsule was 32.00 mg.

    Tadalafil is a PDE5 inhibitor, used for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) under the name Cialis, and under the name Adcirca for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. It initially was developed by the biotechnology company ICOS, Cialis tablets, in 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg doses, are yellow, film-coated, and almond-shaped. The approved dose for pulmonary arterial hypertension is 40 mg (two 20-mg tablets) once daily.

    Kunnath Pharmaceuticals is recommending 2 Capsules twice daily, so one person will consume 32.00 mg X 4 = 128 mg, When The approved dosage Tadalafil is 40 mg (two 20-mg tablets) once daily. do you think a person will be alive after taking 4 Musli Power X-tra capsules. so please don’t miss lead any body and when you wright some thing use commonsense

    • Ali - bahrain<span class="comment-author-location"> from Bahrain</span>Ali - bahrain<span class="comment-author-location"> from Bahrain</span>08-04-2011

      i am using musli power for more than 2 years i got all the benefit supicially in unti-age result excellent and no side effect i determine i my sex is very normal and no tidness also even i took 4 cup. i regommending to use musli power for general heath once i am not get fule or caghue for 2 years !!!!!!

  14. tannu<span class="comment-author-location"> from Delhi, Delhi, India</span>tannu<span class="comment-author-location"> from Delhi, Delhi, India</span>12-27-2011

    me and my husband was planing to chek this on and we comre across this article on google ,so who so ever has used Musle xtra power and had seen results positive or negitive pls gide us or suggest us some other available ,effective and safe Drug !!

  15. Abijith<span class="comment-author-location"> from Bangalore, Karnātaka, India</span>Abijith<span class="comment-author-location"> from Bangalore, Karnātaka, India</span>01-14-2012

    I hav a Great Improvement By Usein Musli power ,,,,,,,,I Use to Hav regular Nigth fall (wet dream’s) by usin musli power i am Able to control it and nw i am So boost up i think that i will be able to continue a normal sex life (used 4 30 day’s)

  16. sasibhusan<span class="comment-author-location"> from Gurgaon, Haryāna, India</span>sasibhusan<span class="comment-author-location"> from Gurgaon, Haryāna, India</span>01-23-2013

    can any one suggest , We should buy this product or not ?????

  17. m.h.amir<span class="comment-author-location"> from Doha, Ad Dawḩah, Qatar</span>m.h.amir<span class="comment-author-location"> from Doha, Ad Dawḩah, Qatar</span>04-22-2014

    musli power how to by in qatar.

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