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Canada: Unauthorized Health Products “18 Again” and “Stiff 4 Hours” Sold at Vancouver Sex Show were found to contain hidden ingredients sildenafil or tadalafil
Health Canada tested two unauthorized health products “18 Again” and “Stiff 4 Hours” and found to contain hidden ingredients (sildenafil or tadalafil) that may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians. The products were being sold at the Unchained Romance booth at the 12th Annual Vancouver Taboo Sex Show. These products are promoted as male sexual stimulants. Sildenafil and tadalafil are prescription medications that should only be used under the supervision of a health care practitioner. Products containing sildenafil or tadalafil 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 or tadalafil to help them achieve an erection. Other possible side-effects of using sildenafil or tadalafil include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision and hearing loss.

Please refer to the following website in Health Canada for details:
In Hong Kong, the above products are not registered pharmaceutical products.
Ends/Saturday, February 23, 2013
Issued at HKT 12:30