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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

Canada: Thirteen unauthorized products seized at various Ontario retailers may pose serious health risks
Health Canada seized thirteen unauthorized drugs promoted for sexual enhancement or as bodybuilding supplements from four separate retailers in Ontario (For details of retailers, please refer to the news). The products were found to contain or were labelled to contain various prescription drug substances and other drug substances that may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians.

The products were found to contain the following ingredients:
. Ejaculoid, Animal Test, Dust V2: yohimbine
. RSE7EN, Black Mamba premium: desmethyl carbodenafil & dapoxetine
. Extreme Diamond 2000: desmethyl carbodenafil
. Master Zone 1500, MV7 days 3500, MV7 days 2000: sildenafil & tadalafil
. Black Magic, Rock Hard Weekend: sildenafil
. Black Panther, Mamba is Hero: sildenafil & dimethyl carbodenafil & dapoxetine

Sildenafil and tadalafil are prescription drug ingredients. Products containing these ingredients should only be used under the supervision of a health-care practitioner. Sildenafil and tadalafil 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.

Desmethyl carbondenafil is a substance similar to sildenafil and may pose similar health risks.

Dapoxetine is a drug ingredient. Side effects include seizures, changes in blood pressure, blurred vision, dizziness, headache and nausea.

Yohimbine is a prescription drug ingredient in Canada. Products containing yohimbine should only be used under the supervision of a health-care practitioner. The use of drugs containing yohimbine (either as yohimbine hydrochloride or yohimbe bark extract) may result in serious adverse reactions, particularly in people with high blood pressure, or heart, kidney or liver disease. Side effects associated with yohimbine include increased blood pressure and heart rate, anxiety, dizziness, tremors, headache, nausea and sleep disorders. It should not be used by children, pregnant women or nursing women.

Consumers are advised to consult with their health-care professional if they have used any of these products and have health concerns.

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

In Hong Kong, all of the above products are not registered pharmaceutical products.

Ends/ Thursday, March 24, 2016
Issued at HKT 14:30