Health Canada Warns Against Ju Wang Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

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Health Canada is advising consumers not to use Dr. Life and Chong Cao Ju Wang due to concerns about possible side-effects.

Dr. Life and Chong Cao Ju Wang are promoted for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Reason for Warning

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The Hong Kong Department of Health warned consumers not to buy or use Dr. Life or Chong Cao Ju Wang because they were found to contain undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients. Dr. Life was found to contain an unauthorised substance with a structure similar to tadalafil (aminotadalafil) while Chong Cao Ju Wang was found to contain sildenafil.

Tadalafil and sildenafil are prescription drugs used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, and should only be used under the supervision of a health care practitioner.

Possible Side-Effects

Unsupervised use of tadalafil or sildenafil by patients with heart disease can result in serious cardiovascular side-effects such as sudden cardiac death, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, chest pain and abnormal heartbeat. Additionally, use of tadalafil or sildenafil may be associated with other side-effects including temporary vision loss, seizure, prolonged erection, headache, flushing, nasal congestion and abdominal pain. Products containing tadalafil or sildenafil should not be used by individuals taking any type of nitrate drug (e.g., nitroglycerine) due to the risk of developing potentially life-threatening low blood pressure.

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