Foreign Product Alert: Black Lion Pill, Help 100% & Pure Natural & Body Slim capsules, Herba Saraf, Horny Little Devil, Ja Dera Max capsules, Lida (Plus) capsules, Nutra Organics Green Tea Extract capsules, Papapa, Red Zone Xtreme 3000, Rhino 69 Extreme 50000, Slim Trim Gold capsules


Issue

These foreign health products have been found by regulators in other countries to contain undeclared drug ingredients and/or unacceptable contaminant(s).

The products are not authorized for sale in Canada and have not been found in the Canadian marketplace, but it is possible they may have been brought into the country by travellers or purchased over the Internet.

What you should do

  • Contact Health Canada at 1-800-267-9675 or by completing an online complaint form if you find a product listed above in the Canadian marketplace.
  • Consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns related to the use of any of these products.
  • Read the label of the products you buy to verify that they have been assessed by Health Canada for safety, effectiveness and quality. Health products that have been authorized for sale by Health Canada will have an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), Natural Product Number (NPN) or Homeopathic Drug Number (DIN-HM).

Background

Prescription drugs should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Dexamethasone is a steroidal prescription drug used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and allergic reactions. Side effects include irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, stomach ulcer, blood disorders, skin, muscle and bone damage, and nervous system disorders. Consult with your healthcare professional prior to stopping use, as sudden discontinuation of dexamethasone may cause symptoms of withdrawal.

Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication) that should not be ingested (swallowed). Risks of ingesting this drug include difficulty swallowing or breathing, drowsiness, allergic reaction, and irregular heartbeat.

Phenolphthalein was previously used as a laxative but is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because it may cause cancer. Additional side effects include decreased blood pressure, skin rash, and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Sibutramine was previously used to treat obesity but is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because of its association with an increased risk of cardiovascular side effects, such as heart attack and stroke. Other side effects include increased blood pressure and heart rate, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping, and constipation. 

Sildenafil is a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil 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.

Tadalafil is a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction. 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.

Report health or safety concerns

To report a side effect to a health product to Health Canada:

  • Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345
  • Visit Health Canada’s Web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax

As of February 12, 2018 no adverse reactions suspected to be associated with the use of these products have been reported to Health Canada.

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Unauthorized Sexual Enhancement Products - Black Lion Pill
Unauthorized Sexual Enhancement Products - Horny Little Devil
Unauthorized Sexual Enhancement Products - Papapa
Unauthorized Sexual Enhancement Products - Red Zone Xtreme 3000 capsules
Unauthorized Weight Loss Products - Rhino 69 Extreme 50000 capsules
Unauthorized Weight Loss Products - Help 100% & Pure Natural & Body Slim capsules
Unauthorized Weight Loss Products - Ja Dera Max+ capsules
Unauthorized Weight Loss Products - Lida (Plus) capsules
Unauthorized Weight Loss Products - Nutra Organics Green Tea Extract capsules
Unauthorized Weight Loss Products - Slim Trim Gold capsules
Other Unauthorized Products - Herba Saraf capsules

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