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Canada: Dragon Power contains undeclared prescription drug sildenafil: May pose serious risk to health
Health Canada has tested Dragon Power and found it to contain the prescription drug sildenafil. The product may also have been sold bearing the Natural Product Number NPN 80025214, or under the names "Super Dragon Power" or "Dragon Power II". The retailer has agreed to stop sale and has removed the product from its store's shelves.

Sildenafil and its analogs are prescription medications that should only be used under the supervision of a health care practitioner. Products containing sildenafil should never be used by individuals taking any kind of nitrate drug (e.g. nitroglycerine) as they 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 if they engage in sexual activity, including if they use sildenafil to help them achieve an erection. Other possible side-effects of using sildenafil include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision and hearing loss.

Consumers are advised to consult their healthcare practitioner if they have any questions or concerns regarding use of this product.

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

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

Ends/ Monday, November 23, 2015
Issued at HKT 13:00