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Consumers Advised Not To Use The Following Products For Treatment Of Erectile Dysfunction

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Health Canada is advising consumers not to use the following product for treatment of erectile dysfunction due to concerns about possible side-effects.

Product Names are Power 58 Extra, Platinum Power 58 Extra, Enhanix New Extra Men's Formula, Valentino, King Power Oral Solution, and Stretch Up Capsules.

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The products contain sildenafil and vardenafil analogues.

Sildenafil and vardenafil are prescription medications indicated for treatment of erectile dysfunction. They should only be used under the supervision of a health care professional.

Possible Side Effects associated with both sildenafil citrate and vardenafil hydrochloride include headache, flushing, gastrointestinal disorders, penile tissue damage, visual disturbances, and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose.

Products containing sildenafil citrate or vardenafil hydrochloride should also not be used by anyone taking a nitrate medication, as the combination could lead to potentially life-threatening low blood pressure.