Foreign Product Alert: Maxman Cialis tablets, Black King Kong, Tibet Babao, Vigour 300, Hard Wang, FX3000, Sex Men, Vigra, Plant Vigra, Santi Scalper, Baolong, Rhino Blitz Gold 3000, Vim-25, Black Mamba Premium, Bigger Longer More Time More Sperms (sic), Herb Viagra, La Pepa Negra, Male Silkworm Moth Nourishing Oral Liquid, Nine Slim, Seven Slim, Oxy ELITE Pro Super Thermogenic, Elimulating Weight & Toxin Keeping Beauty, L-Carnitine Sob Strengthening Version Slimming Miracle Capsule, Lean Body Extreme, Diablos Eca Fire Caps

Starting date:
May 15, 2015
Posting date:
May 15, 2015
Type of communication:
Foreign Product Alert (FPA)
Subcategory:
Natural health products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Important Safety Information, Undeclared Substance, Unauthorized products
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-53415

Issue

These foreign health products have been found by regulators in other countries to contain undeclared drug ingredients.

The products are not authorized for sale in Canada and have not been found in the Canadian marketplace but it is possible they may have been brought into the country by travellers or purchased over the Internet.

Affected products
Product Name(s) Hazard(s) Identified Source of Alert Other product information, if available Images
Unauthorized Sexual Enhancement Products
Maxman Cialis tablets
  • Undeclared sildenafil
Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration Tablets Maxman Cialis tablets
Black King Kong
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Black King Kong
Tibet Babao
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Tibet Babao
Vigour 300
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Vigour 300
Hard Wang
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Hard Wang
FX3000
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   FX3000
Sex Men
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Sex Men
Vigra
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Vigra
Plant Vigra
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Plant Vigra
Santi Scalper
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Santi Scalper
Baolong
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Baolong
Rhino Blitz Gold 3000
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Rhino Blitz Gold 3000
Vim-25
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration Capsule Vim-25
Black Mamba Premium
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Black Mamba Premium
Bigger Longer More Time More Sperms (sic)
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Bigger Longer More Time More Sperms (sic)
Herb Viagra
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Herb Viagra
La Pepa Negra
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   La Pepa Negra
Male Silkworm Moth Nourishing Oral Liquid
  • Undeclared vardenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration   Male Silkworm Moth Nourishing Oral Liquid
Unauthorized Weight Loss Products
Nine Slim
  • Undeclared  phenolphthalein
United States Food and Drug Administration   Nine Slim
Seven Slim
  • Undeclared  phenolphthalein
United States Food and Drug Administration   Seven Slim
Oxy ELITE Pro Super Thermogenic
  • Undeclared  fluoxetine
United States Food and Drug Administration   Oxy ELITE Pro Super Thermogenic
Elimulating Weight & Toxin Keeping Beauty
  • Undeclared sibutramine
United States Food and Drug Administration   Elimulating Weight & Toxin Keeping Beauty
L-Carnitine Sob Strengthening Version Slimming Miracle Capsule
  • Undeclared sibutramine
United States Food and Drug Administration Capsule L-Carnitine Sob Strengthening Version Slimming Miracle Capsule
Lean Body Extreme
  • Undeclared sibutramine
  • Undeclared desmethyl sibutramine
  • Undeclared phenolphthalein
  • Undeclared sildenafil
United States Food and Drug Administration Capsules Lean Body Extreme
Diablos Eca Fire Caps
  • Undeclared sildenafil
  • Undeclared phenolphthalein
  • Undeclared sibutramine
  • Undeclared deisobutylbenzylsibutramine
United States Food and Drug Administration Capsules Diablos Eca Fire Caps

What you should do

  • Contact the Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate at 1-800-267-9675 if you find a product listed above in the Canadian marketplace.
  • Consult with a healthcare professional if you have health concerns related to the use of any of these products.
  • Read the label of the products you buy to verify that they have been assessed by Health Canada for safety, effectiveness and quality. Health products that have been authorized for sale by Health Canada will have an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic Drug Number (DIN-HM).

Background

Prescription drugs should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Desmethyl sibutramine is an unauthorized substance similar to sibutramine and may pose similar health risks. Sibutramine was previously used to treat obesity but is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because of its association with an increased risk of cardiovascular side effects such as heart attack and stroke. In addition to heart attack and stroke, side effects associated with sibutramine include increased blood pressure and heart rate, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping and constipation.

Deisobutylbenzylsibutramine is an unauthorized substance similar to sibutramine and may pose similar health risks. Sibutramine was previously used to treat obesity but is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because of its association with an increased risk of cardiovascular side effects such as heart attack and stroke. In addition to heart attack and stroke, side effects associated with sibutramine include increased blood pressure and heart rate, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping and constipation.

Fluoxetine is a prescription drug used to treat depression.  Side effects associated with fluoxetine include headache, sleeping problems, anxiety, nausea, loss of appetite and excessive sweating.

Phenolphthalein was previously used as a laxative but is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because it may cause cancer. Additional side effects associated with phenolphthalein include decreased blood pressure, skin rash and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Sibutramine was previously used to treat obesity but is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because of its association with an increased risk of cardiovascular side effects such as heart attack and stroke. In addition to heart attack and stroke, side effects associated with sibutramine include increased blood pressure and heart rate, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping and constipation.

Sildenafil is a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.  Sildenafil should not be used by individuals taking any kind of nitrate drug (e.g., nitroglycerine) as it can cause potentially life-threatening low blood pressure.  Individuals with heart problems are at increased risk of cardiovascular side effects such as heart attack, stroke, chest pain, high blood pressure and abnormal heartbeat.  Other side effects include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision, and hearing loss.

Vardenafil is a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.  Vardenafil should not be used by individuals taking any kind of nitrate drug (e.g., nitroglycerine) as it can cause potentially life-threatening low blood pressure.  Individuals with heart problems are at increased risk of cardiovascular side effects such as heart attack, stroke, chest pain, high blood pressure and abnormal heartbeat.  Other side effects include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision, and hearing loss.

Report health or safety concerns

To report a side effect to a health product to Health Canada:

  • Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345
  • Visit Health Canada's Web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax

As of May 4, 2015, no adverse reactions suspected to be associated with the use of these products have been reported to Health Canada.

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