Health Canada Advises Not To Use Viril-Ity-Power Tabs

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Health Canada is advising consumers not to use Viril-Ity-Power (VIP) Tabs due to concerns about possible side-effects.

Viril-Ity-Power (VIP) Tabs (560 mg/serving) is promoted as an all-natural dietary supplement used for sexual enhancement and the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Viril-Ity-Power (VIP) Tabs are packaged into 2-capsule blister packs and 8-capsule bottles.


Reason for Warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned against the use of Viril-Ity-Power (VIP) Tabs after a sample of the product was found to contain hydroxyhomosildenafil, a compound similar in structure to sildenafil. The product has been recalled by the manufacturer in the U.S.

Sildenafil is a prescription drug used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, and should only be taken under the supervision of a health care professional.

Possible Side-Effects

Unsupervised use of 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 sildenafil may be associated with other side-effects including temporary vision loss, seizure, prolonged erection, headache, flushing, nasal congestion and abdominal pain. 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.