Valentine’s Day is here, with plenty of people sure to panic-purchase heart-adorned cards, bumper boxes of chocolate, bouquets of red roses among other stuff.

Now heavily commercialized and laden with expectation, the annual event was once a day where people earnestly showed their love and affection for another person.

While all this will extend to love making at night men in Nairobi who will want to impress their lovers with steamy sex with their Viagra boosted ‘engines are likely to be embarrassed.

Nairobi Journal has now established that there is shortage of Viagra among chemists and pharmacies in Nairobi.

Sildenafil, sold as the brand name Viagra among others, is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

“It is not today only, the drugs have been among the fast moving with majority of the customers being between 18-60 years” Pharmacist along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi told Nairobi Journal.

In another Chemist along Accra road, a female attendant said they have not sold the drug for more than three months now since their supplier stopped communicating due to the biting shortage.

She said “He used to import Viagra from India, but he stopped three months ago citing shortage, we are still waiting to hear from him, we used to sell around 1000 tablets per week”

In 2017, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board raised the alarm over the misuse of Viagra, contraceptives and antibiotics at the Coast.

The board also warned residents against taking Viagra, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men, without doctor’s prescription.

Viagra contains chemicals which open up blocked blood vessels, allowing blood to flow through into the sex organ of a man so that they can function

However, such medicine should only be used under a doctor’s prescription after a patient has been assessed and declared safe to use the enhancing drugs

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