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27 unauthorized sex enhancement and weight loss products

Starting date:
October 19, 2016
Type of communication:
Foreign Product Alert (FPA)
Subcategory:
Drugs, Natural health products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Unauthorized products, Undeclared Substance, Important Safety Information
Identification number:
RA-60628

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.

Unauthorized health products
Product Name(s) Hazard(s) Identified Source of Alert Images
Unauthorized Sexual Enhancement Products
Anaconda Strong Formula Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration Anaconda Strong Formula
Ant Power tablets Undeclared sildenafil Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration Ant Power tablets
Boss-Rhino Gold X-tra Strength Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration Boss-Rhino Gold X-tra Strength
De Guo Hei Bei (徳国黑倍) Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration De Guo Hei Bei (徳国黑倍)
Golden Ant tablets Undeclared sildenafil and chloramphenicol Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration Golden Ant tablets
Libigirl Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration Libigirl
Man King capsules Undeclared sildenafil Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration Man King capsules
Power Spring (XXX) Oral Liquid Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration Power Spring (XXX) Oral Liquid
Shangai Ultra X Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration Shangai Ultra X
Super Shangai Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration Super Shangai
The Golden Root Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration The Golden Root
Weili (一炮到天亮 or Yi Pao Dao Tian Liang) Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration Weili (一炮到天亮 or Yi Pao Dao Tian Liang)
Ziyinzhuangyang Undeclared sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration Ziyinzhuangyang
Unauthorized Weight Loss Products
Adelganzantes R-II Undeclared sibutramine United States Food and Drug Administration Adelganzantes R-II
B-finn Undeclared orlistat and 2-(diphenylmethyl) pyrrolidine (desoxy-D2PM) Hong Kong Department of Health B-finn
Citrus’ Fit Undeclared sibutramine and desmethylsibutramine United States Food and Drug Administration Citrus’ Fit
Double S Undeclared sibutramine Hong Kong Department of Health Double S
Mang Luk Power Slim Undeclared sibutramine United States Food and Drug Administration Mang Luk Power Slim
Mang Luk Power Slim Detox Undeclared sibutramine and desmethylsibutramine United States Food and Drug Administration Mang Luk Power Slim Detox
Maxx Easy Undeclared sibutramine and lorcaserin, and orlistat United States Food and Drug Administration Maxx Easy
Mi Show Slimming capsules Undeclared sibutramine Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration Mi Show Slimming capsules
Slim Fit X Undeclared sibutramine and desmethylsibutramine United States Food and Drug Administration Slim Fit X
Ultimate Lean Undeclared sibutramine and desmethylsibutramine United States Food and Drug Administration Ultimate Lean
Xcelerated Weight Loss Charged Up Undeclared sibutramine United States Food and Drug Administration Xcelerated Weight Loss Charged Up
Xcelerated Weight Loss Turbo Charge Undeclared sibutramine United States Food and Drug Administration Xcelerated Weight Loss Turbo Charge
Xcelerated Weight Loss Ultra Max Undeclared phenolphthalein and sildenafil United States Food and Drug Administration Xcelerated Weight Loss Ultra Max
Zi Xiu Tang Beauty Face and Figure Capsule Undeclared phenolphthalein and fluoxetine United States Food and Drug Administration Zi Xiu Tang Beauty Face and Figure Capsule

 

What you should do

  • Contact Health Canada at 1-800-267-9675 or by completing an online complaint form if you find a product listed above in the Canadian marketplace.
  • Consult 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 Homeopathic Drug Number (DIN-HM).

Background

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

Chloramphenicol is a prescription antibiotic drug. Side effects include abdominal pain, allergic reactions, and bone marrow failure (aplastic anemia).

Desmethylsibutramine is an unauthorized substance similar to sibutramine, a prescription drug previously used to treat obesity, and may pose similar health risks. Sibutramine 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. Other side effects include increased blood pressure and heart rate, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping and constipation.

Desoxy-D2PM is an unauthorised psychoactive, stimulant substance. Side effects include hallucinations, violent behaviour, dilated pupils, fast heart rate, and high blood pressure.

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

Lorcaserin is a prescription weight-loss drug that is not authorised for sale in Canada. Side effects include fatigue, headache, cough, sore throat, breathing difficulties, nausea, abdominal discomfort, back pain, irregular heartbeat, leg swelling, anxiety, mood change and depression. In diabetic patients, severe low blood sugar may occur.

Orlistat is a prescription weight-loss drug. Side effects include abdominal discomfort, anal leakage, increased stool volume and frequency, and fatty/oily stool.

Phenolphthalein was previously used as a laxative, but is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because it may cause cancer. Additional side effects 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. Other side effects 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.

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 October 14, 2016, no adverse reactions suspected to be associated with the use of these products have been reported to Health Canada.

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