Health Canada seized numerous sexual enhancement products from a Maple Ridge store because they were not approved by the government agency.
The unauthorized products were seized from E-Sensuals at 22772 Lougheed Highway after being tested by the government agency and found to contain a drug called sildenafil.
A warning was posted on Health Canada’s website on Wednesday, May 25.
According to Health Canada, sildenafil is a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, but it should only be used under the direction of a healthcare professional.
“It should not be used by people taking nitrate medicines (eg nitroglycerin) as it can cause life-threatening low blood pressure,” the government health agency warned.
People with heart problems could have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, chest pain, high blood pressure, and abnormal heartbeats. People may also experience headaches, flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision, and hearing loss.
Products seized include: Stiff Rox; Rhino 79 Extreme 188K; Blue Rhino 79 Extreme 188K reloaded; Pillkings Plus 99K; Oh baby! Platinum 11000mg; Magnum XXL 1000K Male Sexual Enhancement; 5 day forecast 1600 mg; Bull 2500 pwr male sexual stimulator; and Gold Rhino Extreme 188K.
Other sexual enhancement pills were also seized from the store which could have been sold as individual capsules under different names. These are the names given by the retailer as the packages were not labeled, including: Gorilla; Blue Tiger; Red Devil; red woody; and Red Tigra.
In addition to sildenafil, Oh Baby! Platinum 11000mg was also found to contain tadalafil, another prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction that should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor.
Health Canada asks anyone with these products to stop using them and to consult their healthcare professional if they have any health concerns and to report these products or any unauthorized health products to Health Canada.
The sale of unauthorized health products in Canada is illegal. In addition to preventing further distribution to Canadians, Health Canada is working with the Canada Border Services Agency to prevent further importation of the products.
For more information, go to reminders-reminders.canada.ca/en.
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