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Distributor Recalls Three Potentially Dangerous Sexual Enhancement Products from Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta

Starting date:
November 30, 2012
Posting date:
November 30, 2012
Type of communication:
Advisory
Subcategory:
Drugs
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Important Safety Information
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-15940

Issue

Three unauthorized health products -- "Man Up Now", "Black Ant", "Triple Power Zen Gold 1200mg"-- are being recalled by DVDXPRO after testing by Health Canada identified undeclared ingredients that may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians. These products are promoted for sexual enhancement and contain sildenafil and/or tadalafil, which is a prescription medication that should only be used under the supervision of a health care practitioner.

What you should do

  • Speak to your healthcare practitioner about any questions or concerns regarding these products.
  • Contact DVDXPRO Inc. at 1.800-267-6472 concerning the recall of these products.
  • Report any adverse reaction potentially related to these products to Health Canada (see below).

Who is affected

Canadians using these products (Man Up Now, Black Ant and/or Triple Power Zen Gold 1200mg), particularly individuals with heart problems, those at risk of stroke, or those taking any nitrate drug (e.g. nitroglycerine). As of November 26, 2012, Health Canada has not received any adverse reactions reports associated with the use of these products.

Background

Sildenafil and tadalafil are prescription medications that should only be used under the supervision of a health care practitioner. Products containing sildenafil or tadalafil should never be used by individuals taking any kind of nitrate drug (e.g. nitroglycerine) as they can cause potentially life-threatening low blood pressure.

Individuals with heart problems including high blood pressure, a history of heart attack, stroke, abnormal heart beat or chest pain are at higher risk of cardiovascular side-effects if they engage in sexual activity, including if they use sildenafil or tadalafil to help them achieve an erection. Other possible side-effects of using sildenafil or tadalafil include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision and hearing loss.

Report health or safety concerns

To report suspected adverse reaction to these or other health products, please contact Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program toll-free at 1-866-234-2345, or complete a Canada Vigilance Reporting Form and send to us using one of these methods:

Fax: 1-866-678-6789
Internet: www.healthcanada.gc.ca/medeffect
Mail: Canada Vigilance Program
Marketed Health Products Directorate
Ottawa, ON, Address Locator 0701E
K1A 0K9


Media enquiries

Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

Public enquiries

(613) 957-2991
1-866 225-0709

What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada is monitoring the voluntary recall by DVDXPRO Inc. The products were distributed to various retail locations in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. It is important to note that these products may also be found at other retail locations and/or via the Internet.

Health Canada is working with the Canada Border Services Agency to stop further importation of these products.

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