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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

Canada: “Enhance” and "Natural-Power" test positive for sildenafil; removed from sale at Vaughan retailer
Further to a recent Advisory, Health Canada testing has found that two unauthorized health products, "Enhance" and "Natural-Power," contain undeclared sildenafil. Sildenafil is a prescription drug ingredient that may pose serious health risks, particularly for people with heart conditions. The two products, promoted as natural sex-enhancement products, were removed from sale from Nature's Source, Unit #7, 2943 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, Ont., in February 2015.

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.

Consumers who have purchased these products and used them should consult with their doctor if they have health concerns.

Please refer to the following website in Health Canada for details:

In Hong Kong, the above products are not registered pharmaceutical products. Related news has been released by the Health Canada, and was posted on the Drug Office website on 16 February 2015 and 16 March 2015.

Ends/ Friday, April 17, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:00
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