Qualitative and quantitative analysis of PDE-5 inhibitors in counterfeit medicines and dietary supplements by HPLC-UV using sildenafil as a sole reference.

Due to their popularity, medicinal products containing the phophodiesterase type 5 enzyme (PDE-5) inhibitors sildenafil, vardenafil and tadalafil are often subject to counterfeiting. In addition, illicit herbal dietary supplements adulterated with these substances or their analogs have appeared on the market offering an easy and anonymous sale. This paper… (More)