Two unauthorized products "B-Hard on Demand" and "Wonderblue" seized at Désirs et Plaisirs in St-Jérôme, QC may pose serious health risks

Starting date:
July 23, 2016
Posting date:
July 23, 2016
Type of communication:
Advisory
Subcategory:
Natural health products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Unauthorized products
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-59546

Issue

Health Canada has seized two unauthorized products being promoted as natural health products for sexual enhancement from Désirs et Plaisirs in St-Jérôme, Quebec. These products were found to contain undeclared prescription drug substances and other drug substances that may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians.

Products affected
Photo Product Ingredient
Product 'B-Hard on Demand', found to contain undeclared sildenafil as well as thiodimethylsildenafil and/or thiomethisosildenafil B-Hard on Demand Undeclared sildenafil as well as thiodimethylsildenafil and/or thiomethisosildenafil
Product 'Wonderblue', found to contain undeclared sildenafil as well as thiodimethylsildenafil and/or thiomethisosildenafil Wonderblue Undeclared sildenafil as well as thiodimethylsildenafil and/or thiomethisosildenafil

Who is affected

Consumers who have bought or used any of the affected products.

What consumers should do

  • Consult with your health care pratitioner if you have used this product and have health concerns.
  • Read product labels to verify that health products have been authorized for sale by Health Canada. Authorized products have an eight-digit DIN, DIN-HM or NPN.
  • Verify if products have been authorized for sale by searching the Drug Product Database and the Licensed Natural Health Product Database.
  • Report any adverse events to Health Canada.
  • Report complaints about health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free 1-800-267-9675, or by completing an online complaint form.

Background

Thiodimethylsildenafil and thiomethisosildenafil are unauthorized substances similar to sildenafil.

Products containing sildenafil should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare practitioner. Sildenafil should never 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, including high blood pressure, a history of heart attack, stroke, abnormal heart beat or chest pain, are at higher risk of cardiovascular side effects. Other possible side effects of using sildenafil include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision and hearing loss.

Report health or safety concerns

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

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What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada has seized these products from the retail location. Should additional retailers or distributors of these products be identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians.

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