Health Canada has seized a potentially dangerous sexual enhancement product from a Mississauga grocery store.
According to Health Canada’s website, All Nite Long was pulled off the shelves at Food Fiesta West Indian Grocery (7205 Goreway Dr.) in response to a health and safety alert that was issued on Sept. 16, 2020.
Health Canada says the product contains 10 per cent L-dopa (also known as levodopa), a prescription drug that is combined with other drug ingredients in anti-Parkinson’s medications.
Health Canada says it should be used only under the supervision of a health care professional and may interact with drugs prescribed for high blood pressure. The website also says that the drug should not be used by women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or actively trying to conceive.
The site also says the drug is unsuitable for people with narrow angle glaucoma, untreated heart, liver, kidney, lung or hormonal diseases or a history of melanoma.
Health Canada says All Nite Long is one of several products that people should avoid using.
“Health Canada is advising Canadians about unauthorized health products that may pose serious health risks. The table below is updated when Health Canada finds unauthorized health products that are promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, as a workout aid, as ‘poppers,’ or for lightening skin or treating skin conditions (such as eczema or psoriasis),” the website reads.
“These products are labelled to contain or have been tested and found to contain dangerous ingredients.”