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Natural health products seized from Lion King Health Enterprises
A local health store has had natural health products removed from its shelves following an investigation by Health Canada.
The seized products were sold by Lion King Health Enterprises Group Ltd., at 1328-8368 Capstan Way.
Tests were conducted and they found the health products contained hidden ingredients and unauthorized substances similar to the prescription drug sildenafil, Health Canada said in a press release issued Friday.
Approved products containing sildenafil can only be sold with a prescription and by a pharmacy, Health Canada said.
Canadians who have purchased or used these products, particularly people with heart problems, are among those who could be affected.
Consumers are advised to consult their healthcare provider with questions concerning the use of these products.
Individuals taking any kind of nitrate drug should never use sildenafil or sildenafil analogs as this can cause potentially life-threatening low blood pressure.
Any adverse reactions potentially related to these products should be reported to Health Canada, which can be reached at 1-800-267-9675.
The seized products have been seized and Lion King Health has been informed that unauthorized health products cannot be sold in Canada.
The list of products tested by Health Canada to date and found to contain sildenafil analogs include: North America Dami Ana 600 mg, South America Maca 600 mg, Ashwagandha, 600 mg, Optimusman 350 mg, Superman 350 mg, and the male sexual stimulants Innerget Instant Erection, Innerget Prolonged Performance, Innerget Everlasting Strength and Megaton 2080.