OTTAWA, Sept. 22, 2017 /CNW/ -
IssueHealth Canada is advising Canadians that
The products seized include injectable
Who is affected
What consumers should do
What Health Canada is doingHealth Canada seized the unauthorized products from Isabella Beauty Salon, at 86 Finch Ave E., North York, ON. Health Canada is working with the Canada Border Services Agency to help prevent further importation of these products. Should additional retailers or distributors be identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians as necessary.
Aminogen-X is a product containing amino acids, vitamins and minerals. The target population and indication for use is not clearly identified on the product label. Potential risks associated with injecting this unauthorized product may include infection at the site of injection and sepsis (blood poisoning). Patients with liver or kidney impairment may experience complications, including increased ammonia levels in the blood, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, impaired consciousness and even coma.
Liporase is a product labelled to contain hyaluronidase. Products containing hyaluronidase are used in ophthalmic surgery and are reportedly also used experimentally in some countries to manage complications from cosmetic procedures. The potential risks associated with injecting a hyaluronidase product can include redness of the skin, irregular heartbeat, confusion and blurred vision. Additionally, serious side effects can occur when certain medicines are used together with hyaluronidase.
Sodium Chloride 0.9% is a fluid and electrolyte replacement product. Potential risks associated with injecting this unauthorized product may include infection at the site of injection or sepsis. Patients with heart failure, kidney failure or liver failure who receive this product may be at increased risk for fluid and electrolyte imbalances.
J-CAIN is labelled to contain lidocaine. Lidocaine cream is considered safe when used in small amounts and low concentrations over small areas of the body. However, this cream is labelled to contain a 15.6% concentration. Health Canada has not done a safety review of creams containing lidocaine at a high concentration. When 15.6% lidocaine cream is applied on the body, a significant amount of lidocaine may be absorbed into the bloodstream, which may cause the buildup of toxic levels of lidocaine in the body. The toxicity of lidocaine can be local or systemic. Symptoms of local toxicity may include redness, itching, burning and swelling in the application area. Systemic toxicity most often affects the central nervous system or the cardiovascular system. Severe symptoms of systemic toxicity may include irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, seizure, coma and death.
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