Chinese distiller admits adding Viagra to liquor to get a rise in sales

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Man Arrested For Selling 'Viagra Liquor'

By RYAN GORMAN

A Chinese man has admitted to adding the active ingredient in Viagra to liquor made in his Wuhan distillery.

Known only as Huang, the man bought a kilogram of sildenafil online in January and has added it to his brews since, according to a People's Daily report.

Huang confessed to paying just under $400 for the drug and explained to police that he added about 130 milligrams to every 100 milliliters of booze.

Each 100 milliliter bottle is the same size as the tiny bottle of liquor you find on an airplane. The average male prescribed Viagra takes about a 50mg dosage, according to the erectile dysfunction wonder drug's website.

Slugging down a bottle of Huang's hooch gave almost triple the recommended dose.

About 420 of the bottles were sold in liquor stores around Wuhan, and a further 750 in the surrounding county - each for just under $5.

The popular man gave more than 800 bottles to friends and kept about two cases for himself.

He told ChinaNews that he did not list the aphrodisiac as an ingredient on the bottle and hoped the unexpected side effect would lead to more sales.

Authorities are working to pull the booze out of stores across Wuhan.

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