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Products found to contain undeclared medicines

 
Canada: Vivo Brand Management is recalling more natural health products that may contain undeclared drug sildenafil, and may pose serious health risks
 
Vivo Brand Management Inc. is recalling more natural health products promoted for sexual enhancement: Forta for Men Daily (NPN 80054633), available in bottles of 30 capsules, and Forta Xpload; Durazest For Men Volume; X-Delite Volumizer (NPN 80035218), available in bottles of 60 capsules and blister packs of 2 capsules. As in previous recalls, these products may contain an undeclared drug: sildenafil. Sildenafil is a prescription drug that should only be used under the supervision of a health-care practitioner and may pose serious health risks.

Health Canada is in the process of suspending all affected product licences given the inclusion of prescription drug ingredients.

Products containing sildenafil can only be sold pursuant to a prescription. Products containing sildenafil or its analogs (very similar substances) 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 use sildenafil and engage in sexual activity.

Consumers who have bought or used the above products, particularly those with heart conditions are advised to consult their doctors if they have health concerns.

Please refer to the following website in Health Canada for details: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/../57436a-eng.php

In Hong Kong, the above products are not registered pharmaceutical products. Related news was previously issued by Health Canada, and was posted on the Drug Office website on 6 February and 17 February 2016.


Ends/ Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Issued at HKT 13:00
 
Related Information:
Canada: Recall: Durazest Capsule; found to contain undeclared tadalafil Posted 2016-02-17
Canada: Recall: Forta for Men Capsule; found to contain undeclared tadalafil Posted 2016-02-17
Canada: Forta for Men sex enhancement product recalled; contains undeclared drug... Posted 2016-02-06
 
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