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Health Canada warns Canadians not to use the sexual enhancer XOX For Men, due to potential health risks. (March 28, 2007).

Two days later:


Health Canada warns Canadians not to use the sexual enhancer Vigorect Oral Gel Shooter due to potential health risks. (March 30, 2007)

Both contain: an undeclared pharmaceutical ingredient, tadalafil, an ingredient found in the prescription drug Cialis.


In May 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that tadalafil (along with other PDE5 inhibitors) could lead to vision impairment in certain patient groups, including diabetics.

The most common side effects when using tadalafil are headache, indigestion, back pain, muscle aches, flushing, and stuffy or runny nose. These side effects usually go away after a few hours. Back pain and muscle aches can occur 12 to 24 hours after taking the drug, and the symptom usually disappears after 48 hours.[1]


The use of products containing tadalafil has been associated with serious side effects including serious cardiac events such as heart attacks, sudden cardiac death, angina, irregular heart rate, or stroke.


In extremely rare instances, use of tadalafil may potentially result in penile tissue damage and permanent loss of potency.

Products containing tadalafil should be available only with a prescription written by a medical practitioner licensed in Canada.


Products containing tadalafil should not be used by individuals who are taking any nitrate medication because combining these products could result in the development of potentially life-threatening low blood pressure.[2]




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