Health Canada is advising consumers not to use the products specified below due to concerns about possible side-effects. More info

Source of Alert
Irish Medicines Board
Product Names
STRO Emperor Capsules
Manufacturer / Place of Origin
Product Description
The product STRO Emperor Capsules is promoted as a Traditional Chinese Medicine used for the treatment of sexual dysfunction.

STRO Emperor Capsules

Reason for Warning
The Irish Medicines Board warned consumers not to buy or use STRO Emperor Capsules after it was found to contain undeclared tadalafil.

Tadalafil is a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction. It should only be taken under the supervision of a health care practitioner.

Possible Side-Effects
Tadalafil should not be used by individuals taking any kind of nitrate drug (e.g. nitroglycerine) as it can cause potentially life-threatening low blood pressure. Individuals with heart problems are at increased risk of cardiovascular side-effects such as heart attack, stroke, chest pain, high blood pressure and abnormal heart beat. Other side-effects include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision, and hearing loss.


Media Enquiries:

Health Canada

(613) 957-2983

For more details on these Foreign Product Alerts, please visit the Health Canada Web site.

These products are not authorized for sale in Canada and have not been found in the Canadian marketplace, but it is possible they may have been brought into the country by travellers or purchased over the Internet.

Canadians who have this product are advised not to use it, and should consult with a health care professional if they have concerns about their health related to the use of this product.

Drugs and natural health products that are authorized for sale in Canada will have either an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), a Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM) on the label. These numbers indicate that the products have been assessed by Health Canada for safety, effectiveness and quality.

Health Canada advises Canadians to contact the Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate at 1-800-267-9675 if they find the product listed above in the Canadian marketplace.

For more information about the information contained in this advisory, please contact Health Canada's public inquiries line at (613) 957-2991 or toll-free at 1-866-225-0709.

As of the date of this posting, no adverse reactions suspected to be associated with the use of this product have been reported in Canada.