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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

Canada: Gra-MaxX Gold: Seized from "ShopForYou", Vancouver, B.C. due to Serious Safety Risks
An unauthorized health product, Gra-MaxX Gold, was seized by Health Canada as it contains an undeclared drug: N-Ethyl Tadalafil. The product is used to treat erectile dysfunction. The product was tested by Health Canada and removed from sale from ShopForYou, Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. This product may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians, especially individuals with heart problems.

Tadalafil should only be used under the supervision of a health care practitioner. Products containing tadalafil or its analogs 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 if they engage in sexual activity, especially if they use tadalafil to help them achieve an erection. Other possible side-effects of using tadalafil include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision and hearing loss.

Caffeine was also found in the product and was not listed on the product label. Caffeine may pose health risks to people sensitive to its effects.

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, November 8, 2014
Issued at HKT 12:00