Foreign Product Alerts: Ziyinzhuangyang tablets, Maxman III, and Mojo Risen
- Starting date:
- November 8, 2013
- Posting date:
- November 8, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Foreign Product Alert (FPA)
- Natural health products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Undeclared Substance
- General Public
- Identification number:
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.
- Comprimés Ziyinzhuangyang
- Maxman III
- Mojo Risen
Ziyinzhuangyang, Maxman III, and Mojo Risen
These products are promoted for sexual enhancement.
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration warned consumers not to use these products after they were found to contain drug ingredients that were not declared on the label.
Ziyinzhuangyang and Maxman III contain undeclared sildenafil. Mojo Risen contains undeclared tadalafil.
Sildenafil and tadalafil are prescription drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction. They should only be taken under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
Place of origin
Sildenafil and 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 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.
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 October 25, 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
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