February 5, 2016 2:33 pm
Updated: February 5, 2016 2:56 pm

Sex enhancement product Forta for Men recalled over undeclared drug

Forta for Men (front and back)

Health Canada

A natural health product sold across the country for the purpose of sexual enhancement is being recalled after traces of an undeclared drug were found during testing.

Health Canada testing confirmed at least one lot of Forta for Men contained prescription drug tadalafil, which the organization said should only be used under the supervision of a health-care practitioner and “may pose serious health risks.”

Consumers who bought or used Forta for Men, particularly those with heart conditions, are asked to consult a doctor if they have any health concerns.

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Individuals with heart problems including high blood pressure, a history of heart attack, stroke, abnormal heart beat or chest pain are at higher risk of cardiovascular side-effects if they use tadalafil and engage in sexual activity. Other possible side-effects of using tadalafil include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision and hearing loss.

Forta for Men (NPN 80045132) was sold in packs of 2, 10 or 15 capsules in retail stores across the country and online.

Alternate names for the Forta for Men product include Doctor’s First for Men and Dr. First for Men.

Health Canada said it is monitoring the recall and will be following up with the distributor to determine the source of the undeclared drug.

How to report side effects to health products to Health Canada:

  • Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345
  • Visit MedEffect Canada’s web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax.
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