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Unauthorized product, Animal Test, seized from Supplement King in Burlington may pose serious risk to health

Starting date:
May 20, 2016
Posting date:
May 20, 2016
Type of communication:
Advisory
Subcategory:
Miscellaneous, Natural health products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Unauthorized products
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-58550

Issue

Health Canada seized an unauthorized product being promoted as a dietary supplement, Animal Test, from Supplement King, 1250 Brant Street, Unit 9a, Burlington, Ontario. This product may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians.

What you should do

  • Consult with your health care pratitioner if you have used this product and have health concerns.
  • Read the product label to verify that health products have been authorized for sale by Health Canada. Authorized products  have an eight-digit DIN, a DIN-HM or a 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 complete an online complaint form.

Who is affected

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

Background

Yohimbine is a prescription drug ingredient. The use of drugs containing yohimbine (either as yohimbine hydrochloride or yohimbe bark extract) may result in serious adverse reactions, particularly in people with high blood pressure, heart, kidney or liver disease. Side effects associated with yohimbine include increased blood pressure and heart rate, anxiety, dizziness, tremors, headache, nausea and sleep disorders. It should not be used by children, pregnant or nursing women.

Affected products

Animal Test

Product description

Yohimbine bark extract

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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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Media enquiries

Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

Public enquiries

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

What Health Canada is doing

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