Advisory - Unauthorized sexual enhancement product "Rhino Blitz Gold" seized from adult store in Hamilton

Friday, April 28, 2017 Sexual Health News
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OTTAWA, April 27, 2017 /CNW/ -

IssueHealth Canada

is advising Canadians that the unauthorized health product "Rhino Blitz Gold" may pose serious health risks, after testing confirmed it contains an undeclared prescription drug (sildenafil). The product, promoted for sexual enhancement, was seized from
Stag Shop at 980 Upper James Street in Hamilton, Ontario.

Who is affected

  • Consumers who have bought or used this product

Affected products

  • Rhino Blitz Gold

What consumers should do

  • Stop using this product. Consult with your health care professional if you have used this product and have health concerns.
  • Read product labels to verify that health products have been authorized for sale by Health Canada. Authorized health products have an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), Natural Product Number (NPN) or Homeopathic Drug Number (DIN-HM). You can also check if products have been authorized for sale by searching Health Canada's Drug Product Database and Licensed Natural Health Product Database.
  • Report adverse events to health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1?866?234?2345, or by reporting online, by mail or by fax.
  • Report complaints about health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1?800?267?9675, or complete an online complaint form.

BackgroundSildenafil should not be used by individuals taking any kind of nitrate drug (such as 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 Health Canada is doingHealth Canada seized the product from the retail location and is testing other products to determine whether they contain undeclared ingredients that may pose serious health risks. Should additional products, retailers or distributors be identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians as necessary.

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For more informationStay connected with Health Canada and receive the latest advisories and product recalls using social media tools.

To learn more about natural health products and other self-care products, visit Canada.ca/selfcare-products.

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SOURCE Health Canada



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