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Unauthorized products may pose serious health risks (September 16, 2020: Part 2)

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Health Canada is advising Canadians about unauthorized health products that may pose serious health risks. Thetable belowis updated when Health Canada finds unauthorized health products that are promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, as a workout aid, as “poppers,” or for lightening skin or treating skin conditions (such as eczema or psoriasis). These products are labelled to contain or have been tested and found to contain dangerous ingredients. Links to previous tables with affected products are also available below.

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Unauthorized products may pose serious health risks (September 16, 2020: Part 2)

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Health Canada is advising Canadians about unauthorized health products that may pose serious health risks. Thetable belowis updated when Health Canada finds unauthorized health products that are promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, as a workout aid, as “poppers,” or for lightening skin or treating skin conditions (such as eczema or psoriasis). These products are labelled to contain or have been tested and found to contain dangerous ingredients. Links to previous tables with affected products are also available below.

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Axid (nizatidine) drug recalled due to presence of NDMA

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The Pendopharm Division of Pharmascience Inc. is recalling two lots of Axid (nizatidine) from the Canadian market, as they contain a nitrosamine impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a probable human carcinogen, at the maximum acceptable limit. Axid is a prescription drug used to treat ulcers in the stomach and intestine, as well as heartburn.

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Unauthorized skin lightening product seized from Danforth Variety & Fruit Market: Product may pose serious health risks

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Health Canada is advising Canadians that it has seized an unauthorized prescription skin lightening product that may pose serious health risks from the Danforth Variety & Fruit Market (2742 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON). The product is labelled to contain hydroquinone at a concentration of 3%, a prescription drug that may pose serious health risks, such as blisters, scarring, skin discolouration and possibly cancer.

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Health Canada seized two unauthorized ZO Medical skin-whitening creams from Toronto Dermatology Centre in North York, Ontario, because they may pose serious health risks

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Health Canada is advising Canadians that it seized two unauthorized ZO Medical skin-whitening creams from Toronto Dermatology Centre (4256 Bathurst St. Suite 400) in North York, Ontario, because they may pose serious health risks, such as blisters, scarring, skin discolouration and possibly cancer.