OM Fusion Distributors label products may cause life threatening reactions

Health Canada is warning consumers of unauthorized health products sold under the OM Fusion Distributors LLC label included in the table below. The use of these products may cause life threatening reactions. There are serious risks with taking unauthorized drugs without supervision by a health care professional. If you take these products, you may also prevent your physician from properly diagnosing your condition and prescribing the correct medication.

Canadians who have purchased or used these products bearing the OM Fusion label are advised to immediately consult a health care practitioner. Consumers are advised to monitor the Health Canada Web site for additional updates regarding this issue.

The manufacturer packaging for the seven unauthorized products list certain ingredients that are drugs. These ingredients should only be sold with a prescription and are intended for use under the supervision of a health care professional only. It is illegal to sell to the public a product containing these ingredients unless the sale is made pursuant to a prescription.

Each of these unauthorized pharmaceutical products have the same identifying image on their label (below) and have been sold without a prescription. The OM Fusion Distributors LLC label appears as a white sticker on top of the standard manufacturer packaging and falsely represents the prescription drugs as natural health products, such as skin care cream and dietary supplements.

Picture found on the label :

Picture found on the label

The seven products detailed below are not authorized for sale in Canada and have been voluntarily forfeited to Health Canada by some retailers. These products were sold in Canada with manufacturer packaging that is labelled in only Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakh languages without English and/or French labelling. As a result, pertinent information about usage, dosage and side effects may not be available to the consumer.

Unauthorized Health Product Displaying OM Fusion Distributors LLC label Label Reported Drug Ingredient(s)
Adelphane – Esidrex Adelphane – Esidrex Hydrated Dihydralazine Sulphate
Antihemorroi Ointment Antihemorroi Ointment Betamethasone Valerate
Erythromycin Erythromycin Erythromycin
Ftorocort Ftorocort Triamcinolone Acetonide
Levomycetin Levomycetin Chloramphenicol
Prednisolonum Prednisolonum Prednisolonum
Ampicillin – Zdorovye Zdorovye Ampicillin

Consumers should exercise caution when purchasing health products. Consumers are reminded that health products that are authorized for sale in Canada will have 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.

Edited by Tapa Menon

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