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Health Canada recalls sex enhancement pills due to cancer risk

Two of four ExtenZe products recalled by Health Canada on Jan. 2, 2012. HEALTH CANADA.

Health Canada is pulling four ExtenZe products off the shelves after finding the sexual enhancement pills contain ingredients that can’t be legally purchased without a prescription.

The recall includes ExtenZe Max Strength Gelcaps, ExtenZe Original Tablets, ExtenZe Natural Female Tablets, and ExtenZe Big Cherry Flavour Liquid, Health Canada said Wednesday.

The products were sold at two Toronto locations,  www.Lovedreamer.com, at 2583 Yonge St., near Glencairn  Avenue, and at 65 Martin Ross Ave. in Downsview. The federal agency warned the products may also have been sold across the country.

Three of the products contain the prescription ingredient pregnenolone and the controlled drug DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), which could increase the risk of cancer.

Health Canada said the two ingredients can cause higher than normal levels of female and male hormones in the body and could increase the risk of prostate, breast, ovarian, and other hormone-sensitive cancers.

Three of these unauthorized products contain the prescription medication yohimbine (either as yohimbine HCl or as yohimbe extract), which has been associated with anxiety, dizziness, increased blood pressure, fast heart rate and may result in serious adverse reactions, particularly in people with high blood pressure, or heart, kidney or liver disease.

If you used these products, contact your doctor, Health Canada said.