Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Health Canada warns against use of Vigoureux

From CTV News:
Health Canada is warning consumers not to use an unauthorized product promoted for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

In a release issued Friday, officials said the product, Vigoureux, may pose serious health risks, as it was found to contain the prescription drug sildenafil which is not indicated on the product label and should only be used under the supervision of a health-care professional.

Patients with pre-existing medical conditions, including those with heart problems, taking heart medications or at risk for strokes, may be at an increased risk of serious health effects associated with the use of Vigoureux.

Use of sildenafil by patients with heart disease can result in serious cardiovascular side-effects such as sudden cardiac death, heart attack, stroke, low blood pressure, chest pain and abnormal heartbeat. ...more

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