Do Not Use Excite for women and Ultimates for men, says Health Canada

Health Canada is advising consumers not to use Excite for women and Ultimates for men due to concerns about possible side-effects.

Excite for women and Ultimates for men are marketed as se xual enhancement products. They are sold in capsule form.

The Australian TGA advised the public not to use the products Excite for women and Ultimates for men, because they were found to contain an analogue of sildenafil.

Sildenafil is a prescription medication indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It should only be used under the supervision of a health care professional.

Consumers who use Excite for women or Ultimates for men may be at risk of serious side effects similar to those associated with sildenafil, especially those patients with existing medical conditions such as heart problems, those who are taking heart medications, or those who may be at risk for strokes.

This product is not authorized for sale in Canada and has not been found in the Canadian marketplace. However, it is possible this product could be purchased by Canadians travelling abroad or has been brought into Canada through personal importation by travellers or purchased over the Internet.

Canadians who have this product are advised not to use it, and should consult with a health care professional if they have concerns about their health related to the use of this product.

Drugs and natural health products that are authorized for sale in Canada will have either an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), a Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM) on the label. These numbers indicate that the products have been assessed by Health Canada for safety, effectiveness and quality.

Health Canada advises Canadians to contact the Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate at 1-800-267-9675 if they find the product listed in the table in the Canadian marketplace.

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