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Advisory - Sexual enhancement product "Leopard Miracle of Honey" may pose serious health risks

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OTTAWA, le 14 mars 2018 /CNW/ -

Issue
Health Canada is advising Canadians that two versions of the sexual enhancement product "Leopard Miracle of Honey" may pose serious health risks. Both versions are labelled as being approved by Health Canada, with NPN 80073650. Health Canada's testing found that both versions of the product contain the undeclared prescription drug sildenafil. The product was not authorized to contain this prescription drug. Health Canada seized the products from two Ontario convenience stores located in Woodbridge, ON, and suspended the product licence.

Who is affected

  • Canadians who have bought or used these products

Affected products

 

Product

Company

Leopard Miracle of Honey
"Leopard Miracle of honey and herbs"

Frank's Convenience

8074 Islington Ave, Woodbridge ON

 

George's Convenience

5100 Rutherford Rd, Woodbridge, ON

Leopard Miracle of Honey
"Exclusive Formula with Tongkat Ali Root"

Dimes Canada (product licence holder)

 

What consumers should do

  • Stop using these products. Consult your health care professional if you have used these products and have health concerns.
  • Report any health product adverse events or complaints to Health Canada.

What HC is doing
Health Canada seized the product from the retail locations. The licensed product was not authorized to contain sildenafil, a prescription drug. Health Canada has therefore suspended license NPN 80073650, which means that no version of "Leopard Miracle of Honey" is authorized by Health Canada.

Health Canada is working with Canada Border Services Agency to help prevent the future importation of these products. Should additional retailers or distributors be identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians as necessary. If consumers find this product on store shelves, they are asked to contact Health Canada to file a complaint.

Background
Sildenafil is a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and should be used only under the supervision of a health care professional. It 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 possible side effects include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision, and hearing loss.

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SOURCE Health Canada

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