Foreign Product Alert: 22 sexual enhancement products

Starting date:
March 9, 2016
Type of communication:
Foreign Product Alert (FPA)
Subcategory:
Natural health products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Important Safety Information, Contamination, Unauthorized products
Identification number:
RA-57352

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.

Unauthorised Sexual Enhancement Products
Product Name(s) Hazard(s) Identified Source of Alert Other product information, if available Images
APEXXX Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration    
Australia Kangaroo Essence Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration  
Fuel Up High Octane Undeclared hydroxythiohomosildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration  
Fuel Up Plus Undeclared hydroxythiohomosildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration  
Hongkong Tianli Biological 'Power' tablets Undeclared sildenafil Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration    
Longue Jambe Frères (Brother Long Legs) tablets Undeclared sildenafil Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration    
Miracle Rock 48 Undeclared thiosildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration  
Paradise Suplemento Natural Ultra Plus Capsules Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration  
Power Khan Undeclared sildenafil and thiosildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration  
Rhino 7 3000 Undeclared desmethyl carbondenafil and dapoxetine United States Food and Drug Administration  
Rhino 7 Platinum 3000 Capsules Undeclared desmethyl carbondenafil and dapoxetine United States Food and Drug Administration  
S Lion Juice 1 Undeclared aminotadalafil and thiodimethylsildenafil Singapore Health Science Authority    
S Lion Juice 10 gm Undeclared thiodimethylsildenafil and tadalafil Singapore Health Science Authority  
S Lion Juice 20 gm Undeclared thiodimethylsildenafil Singapore Health Science Authority  
 
S Lion Juice Orange 10 gm Undeclared propoxyphenyl thioaidenafil Singapore Health Science Authority  
S.W.A.G.G.E.R Extreme Capsules Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration  
Sex Drive Capsules  Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration  
Sex-Love Secret Code Capsules Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration  
Super Dragon 6000 Capsules Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration  
Ultra SX Capsules Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration  
Wild Sexx Capsules Undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil United States Food and Drug Administration  
XForMan Plus Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration  

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.

Aminotadalafil is an unauthorized substance similar to tadalafil, a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and may pose similar health risks.  Tadalafil 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.

Dapoxetine is a prescription drug used to treat premature ejaculation and is not authorized for sale in Canada. Side effects include seizures, changes in blood pressure, blurred vision, dizziness, headache and nausea.

Desmethyl carbondenafil is an unauthorized substance similar to sildenafil, a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and may pose similar health risks.    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.

Hydroxythiohomosildenafil is an unauthorized substance similar to sildenafil, a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and may pose similar health risks.    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.

Propoxyphenyl thioaidenafil is an unauthorized substance similar to sildenafil, a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and may pose similar health risks.    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.

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.

Tadalafil is a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.  Tadalafil 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.

Thiodimethylsildenafil is an unauthorized substance similar to sildenafil, a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and may pose similar health risks.    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.

Thiosildenafil is an unauthorized substance similar to sildenafil, a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and may pose similar health risks.  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.

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 March 2, 2016, no adverse reactions suspected to be associated with the use of these products have been reported to Health Canada.

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