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Foreign Product Alerts: Libigrow XXXtreme, Blue Diamond, Blue Diamond Platinum, Mojo Nights Supreme, and Casanova

Starting date:
June 4, 2013
Posting date:
June 4, 2013
Type of communication:
Foreign Product Alert (FPA)
Subcategory:
Natural health products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Undeclared Substance
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-33765

Introduction

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.

Affected products

  • Libigrow XXXtreme
  • Blue Diamond
  • Blue Diamond Platinum
  • Mojo Nights Supreme
  • Casanova

Product description

These products are promoted for sexual enhancement.

Hazard identified

The U.S. Food and Drugs Administration warned consumers not to use these products after they were found to contain the undeclared prescription drug sildenafil and the drug ingredients sulfoaildenafil and thioaildenafil. 

  • Sildenafil is a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.
  • Sulfoaildenafil and thioaildenafil are unauthorized substances similar to sildenafil and may pose similar health risks.

Prescription drugs should only be taken under the supervision of a health care practitioner.

Place of origin

Performance Plus Marketing, Inc.

Side effects

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.

What you should do

Canadians who possess any of the products listed above are advised not to use them, and should consult with a health care professional if they have concerns about their health related to the use of these products.

Health Canada advises Canadians to contact the Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate at 1-800-267-9675 if they find the products 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 May 14, 2013, no adverse reactions suspected to be associated with the use of these products have been reported to Health 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

Media enquiries

Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

Public enquiries

(613) 957-2991
1-866 225-0709