Health Canada

Health Canada

October 18, 2013 19:37 ET

Seized Natural Health Products from Lion King Health Enterprises, Richmond, B.C., Contain Hidden Ingredients

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 18, 2013) -

The issue:

Health Canada wishes to inform Canadians that seized natural health products being sold by Lion King Health Enterprises Group Ltd., 1328-8368 Capstan Way, Richmond, BC. were tested and found to contain hidden ingredients and unauthorized substances similar to the prescription drug, sildenafil.

Approved products that contain sildenafil can only be sold with a prescription and by a pharmacy. These unauthorized products are being added to the list of products sold by this retailer that may pose a serious risk to health.

Who is affected:

Canadians who have purchased or used these products, particularly people with heart problems.

What consumers should do:

- Consult your healthcare practitioner with any questions or concerns regarding use of these products.

- Report any adverse reaction potentially related to these products to Health Canada.

- Contact Health Canada's toll-free line at 1-800-267-9675 with questions or complaints about these products.

What Health Canada is doing:

Health Canada has seized these products from sale and has informed Lion King Health Enterprises that unauthorized health products cannot be sold in Canada.

Background:

Sildenafil is a prescription medication that should only be used under the supervision of a health care practitioner. Products containing sildenafil or unauthorized substances similar to sildenafil (known as analogs) should never 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 including high blood pressure, a history of heart attack, stroke, abnormal heart beat or chest pain are at higher risk of cardiovascular side-effects if they engage in sexual activity, especially if they use sildenafil to help them achieve an erection. Other possible side-effects of using sildenafil include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision and hearing loss.

Health Canada has been testing a number of seized products that were being sold by Lion King Health Enterprises, Richmond, B.C. and will continue to provide updates to Canadians as warranted. Canadians can monitor the table below for additions to the list of products containing hidden ingredients that may pose a serious risk to their health.

List of products tested by Health Canada to date
Product Name Hidden Ingredient(s) Indicated Use Date Added
North America Dami Ana 600mg Sildenafil Analogs Increase the immune system and relieve physical fatigue TBD
South America Maca 600mg Sildenafil Analogs Increase the immune system and relieve physical fatigue TBD
Ashwagandha 600mg Sildenafil Analogs Increase the immune system and relieve physical fatigue TBD
Optimusman 350mg Sildenafil Analogs Increase the immune system and relieve physical fatigue TBD
Superman 350mg Sildenafil Analogs Increase the immune system and relieve physical fatigue TBD
Innerget Instant Erection (NPN#80041194) Sildenafil Analogs Male sexual stimulant July 20, 2013
Innerget Prolonged Performance (NPN#80041194) Sildenafil Analogs Male sexual stimulant July 20, 2013
Innerget Everlasting Strength (NPN#80041194) Sildenafil Analogs Male sexual stimulant July 20, 2013
Megaton 2080 Sildenafil Analogs Male sexual stimulant July 20, 2013

How to report side effects to health products:

- Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345

- Visit MedEffect Canada's web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax.

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Contact Information

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    Health Canada
    613-957-2983

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