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Canada: Authorized natural health product (Prema G) contains hidden dangerous ingredient hydroxyhomosildenafil thione
Health Canada announced that an authorized natural health product, Prema G (Granules packaged in tea packets) was found to contain a hidden ingredient (hydroxyhomosildenafil thione) that may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians. Prema G was authorized by Health Canada but not with the ingredient, hydroxyhomosildenafil thione. Hydroxyhomosildenafil thione is similar to sildenafil, which can be found in products promoted as sexual stimulants. Drugs authorized by Health Canada that contain these ingredients can only be sold with a prescription and by a pharmacy. Canadians who have purchased or used these products, particularly people with heart problems, are advised to consult their healthcare practitioner with any questions or concerns regarding use of this product. Health Canada is following up with the company to determine how this authorized product was found to contain hydroxyhomosildenafil thione. Health Canada is also taking steps to determine whether the adulterated product is currently being sold on the Canadian market. If Health Canada learns of any additional authorized products that are adulterated, actions will be taken to mitigate any risks to consumers.

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

In Hong Kong, the above product is not a registered pharmaceutical product.

Ends/ Saturday, August 24, 2013
Issued at HKT 12:00