OTTAWA, June 30, 2017 /CNW/ -
IssueHealth Canada is advising Canadians thatthe unauthorized sexual enhancement product "Rhino 69 Extreme 10K" may pose serious health risks because its label says that it contains a prescription drug (yohimbe extract (bark)). Health Canada seized the product from Riverdale Trading Company in Toronto (760 Queen St E, Toronto, ON).
Who is affected
What consumers should do
BackgroundYohimbine is a prescription drug and should be used only under the supervision of a health care professional. Yohimbine is derived from yohimbe, a bark extract. The use of yohimbine or yohimbe may result in serious adverse reactions, particularly in people with high blood pressure, or heart, kidney or liver disease. Side effects include increased blood pressure and heart rate, anxiety, dizziness, tremors, headache, nausea and sleep disorders. It should not be used by children, or pregnant or nursing women.
What Health Canada is doingHealth Canada seized the product from the retail location. Should additional retailers or distributors be identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians as necessary.
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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