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African Black Ant, France T253, Hard Ten Days, Man King, Stree Overlord

Starting date:
June 4, 2012
Posting date:
June 4, 2012
Type of communication:
Foreign Product Alert (FPA)
Subcategory:
Natural health products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Undeclared Substance
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-15037

These 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.

Source of alert

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Product names

  • African Black Ant
  • France T253
  • Hard Ten Days
  • Man King
  • Stree Overlord

Manufacturer / Place of origin

Unknown

Product description

These products are promoted for sexual enhancement.

Reason for warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to use these products after they were found to contain undeclared drugs, as follows:

  • African Black Ant: sildenafil and tadalafil
  • France T253: sildenafil
  • Hard Ten Days: sildenafil
  • Man King: sildenafil
  • Stree Overlord: sildenafil

Sildenafil and tadalafil are prescription drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction and should only be taken under the supervision of a health care practitioner.

Possible side effects

Sildenafil or 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 heart beat. Other side effects include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision, and hearing loss.

What you should do

Canadians who have this product are advised not to use it, and should consult with a health care professional if they have concerns about their health related to the use of this product.

Health Canada advises Canadians to contact the Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate at 1-800-267-9675 if they find the product listed above in the Canadian marketplace.

Background

Drugs and natural health products that are authorized for sale in Canada will have either an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), a Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM) on the label. These numbers indicate that the products have been assessed by Health Canada for safety, effectiveness and quality.

As of the date of this posting, no adverse reactions suspected to be associated with the use of this product have been reported in Canada.

Report a health or safety concern

  • 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.

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