Foreign product alert (FPA)

Starting date:
May 10, 2019
Type of communication:
Foreign Product Alert (FPA)
Subcategory:
Miscellaneous, Drugs
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Undeclared Substance
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-69842

Last updated:

Products Alerts

These foreign health products have been found by regulators in the United States, Singapore and Australia to contain undeclared drug ingredients which may pose serious health risks.

These 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.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - United States
Product name Hazard identified Details Photo
5K Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
AB Slim Undeclared sibutramine, phenolphthalein and sildenafil Weight loss capsules
Adipotrim XT Undeclared phenolphthalein Weight loss capsules
Adriana Balance S Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
African Superman Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement tablets
African Viagra Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement pills
Asunsa Undeclared sibutramine, N-desmethylsibutramine, benzylsibutramine, phenolphthalein and diclofenac Weight loss sachets
Baschi Quick Slimming Capsule Undeclared sibutramine and N-desmethylsibutramine Weight loss capsules
Best Candy Undeclared nortadalafil Energy booster candy
Black Rhino 25000 Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
Black Stallion 35000 Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
Body Shape Weight Loss System Undeclared phenolphthalein Weight loss capsules
BodySlim Herbal Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
Boss Rhino 15000 Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
Botanical Slimming Undeclared adulterant Weight loss capsules
C.U. Plus Undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil Sexual enhancement
Chong Cao Qiang Shen Wang Undeclared sildenafil Grains
Dale Mas Undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil Sexual enhancement
Ding Ji Wei Ge Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement
Easy 2 Slim Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
Extenze Nutritional Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
Extenze Plus Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
Jimpness Fat Loss Slimming Beauty Undeclared sibutramine andphenolphthalein Weight loss
FRUTA Bio Undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein Weight loss capsules
FRUTA Planta Undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein Weight loss capsules
FX75000 Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
Gold Rhino 25000 Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
Gold Viagra Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement
Grakcu Capsule Undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil Sexual enhancement capsules
Green Lean Body Capsule Undeclared sibutramine and N-desmethylsibutramine Weight loss capsules
In Shape Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
JIANFEIJINDAN Activity Girl Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
Krazzy Rhino 25000 Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
Lean Extreme Max Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
Lyn DTOX FS3 Undeclared sibutramine and N-desmethylsibutramine Weight loss capsules
Magic Slim Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
Maxidus Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
Maximum Powerful Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement
Meizi Evolution Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
Meizitang Strong Version Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
Nuvitra Undeclared sibutramine and fluoxetine Weight loss
On Demand Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
Panther Power Platinum 11000 Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
PAYA Dietary Supplement Product Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
Platinum Maximum Strength Blue Pill Version Undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein Weight loss capsules
Platinum Rhino 25000 Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
PremierZen Gold 4000 Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
ProSolution Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement tablets
Row of Antibody Pil Undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein Weight loss pills
Shengan Natural Model Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss
Slim Body Undeclared adulterant Weight loss
Slim Evolution Undeclared diclofenac Weight loss capsules
Slim Xtreme Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
SlimEasy Herbs Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
Slimming Capsule Undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein Weight loss capsules
Slimming Plus Advanced Weight Loss Undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein Weight loss capsules
Strong Horses Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
Super Fat Burning Bomb Undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein Weight loss capsules
USA for Women Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement
V-Max Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement tablets
X-treme Beauty Slim Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
XXXPlosion Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement
XXXPlosion Ultra Undeclared sildenafil Sexual enhancement
Health Science Authority - Singapore
AUSBEE AUSTRALIA AUSBEE Herbal Undeclared dexamethasone,
chloramphenicol, chlorpheniramine, ibuprofen
and tetracycline
Powder Capsules
Pil Raja Urat Asli Undeclared dexamethasone  
SHEN LOON SHE EDOLY Undeclared dexamethasone and chlorpheniramine Capsules
Sparkle Twins Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss sachets
XXS xtraxtrasmall Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia
Big Penis U.S.A. Undeclared sildenafil and chloramphenicol Sexual enhancement tablets
Bulbao Male Enhancer Undeclared sildenafil, tadalafil and yohimbine Sexual enhancement tablets
Chapter Plus+ Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
Fairy Undeclared sibutramine Capsules
G Female Undeclared sildenafil Tablets
Germany Niubian Undeclared sildenafil Tablets
Hypnotic poisom capsules Undeclared 
sibutramine and phenolphthalein
Capsules
Lanky Genuine Undeclared sibutramine and phenolpthalein Capsules
Li Da Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
Liangzern Dietary Supplements Undeclared sildenafil Weight loss tablets
Lishou Strong Slimming capsule Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules
Meltz - Instant Energy For Males Undeclared vardenafil Tablets
Mutant YK-11 Capsules Undeclared tadalafil Capsules
Platinum Male Enhancer Undeclared sildenafil and sulfoaildenafil Sexual enhancement capsules
Rhino 8 Platinum 8000 capsules Undeclared sildenafil Capsules
Solve Botanical Slimming capsules Undeclared furosemide (frusemide), phenolphthalein and paracetamol Weight loss capsules
You Slim'xs capsules Undeclared sibutramine Weight loss capsules

 

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 a 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).

  • Chlorpheniramine is a non-prescription antihistamine drug. Side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, confusion and blurred vision.
  • Dexamethasone is a steroidal prescription drug used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and allergic reactions. Side effects include irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, stomach ulcer, blood disorders, skin, muscle and bone damage, and nervous system disorders. Consult with your healthcare professional before stopping use, as sudden discontinuation  may cause symptoms of withdrawal.
  • Diclofenac is an oral prescription drug in the family known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and is used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. Side effects include changes in blood pressure, gastrointestinal disorders (with or without bleeding), anemia, kidney failure and reduced blood clotting ability.
  • Fluoxetine is a prescription drug used to treat depression. Side effects include headache, sleeping problems, anxiety, nausea, loss of appetite and excessive sweating.
  • Furosemide is a diuretic (water pill) prescription drug used to remove excess fluid from the body. Side effects include changes in electrolytes (specifically potassium), muscle cramps, dizziness, low blood pressure, headache and nausea.
  • Ibuprofen is a (prescription and/or non-prescription) drug in the family known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and is used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. Side effects include changes in blood pressure, gastrointestinal disorders (with or without bleeding), anemia, kidney failure and reduced blood clotting ability.
  • Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, is an ingredient used in both non-prescription and prescription drugs to treat fever and pain. Long-term use of high doses of acetaminophen may cause serious liver damage.
  • 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,Tadalafil and Vardenafil are prescription drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction. They 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.
  • Tetracycline is a prescription antibiotic drug. Side effects include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, light-headedness, dizziness, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus). Other side effects include red rash on sun-exposed skins, and liver and kidney injuries. Tetracycline is also associated with permanent teeth discolouration and delayed bone growth in young children.
  • Yohimbine is a prescription drug used to treat abnormal blood pressure. Side effects include abnormal blood pressure and heartbeat, anxiety, tremors, headache, nausea and sleep disorders.

Report a health or safety concern

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 April 3, 2019, no adverse reactions suspected to be associated with the use of these products have been reported to Health Canada.

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