The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently announced a recall that impacts a series of flu and cold medicine bottles.
The items may have been produced with ingredients that could expose consumers to certain adverse reactions. If consumers are not aware of the risks associated with the ingredients used in the production of these products, they may require medical attention. While all drug and medicine products are required to have important information like this spelled out on the product’s labels, not all companies follow the important safety standards.
As a result of this negligence, many recalls are issued. Unfortunately for consumers, some of these recall come too late.
If you were impacted by this or any other recall that impacts a drug product or a medical device, you should not hesitate to report the incidents to the FDA and the manufacturer. If medical attention is required, do it promptly to avoid complications ahead.
Flu Medicine Recall Issued After Retailer Reported Problems
According to the FDA, the company formally known as Reckitt Benckiser is behind the recall. Parsippany, the manufacturer, recalled specific lots of the bottles of MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Cold, Flu & Sore Throat, MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Cold & Sinus, MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Night Time Cold & Flu, and MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Severe Congestion & Cough in order to prevent future health issues.
The official announcement indicated that the label does not list all drug facts related to the products’ active ingredients. As a result of this problem, consumers may not be made aware of the potential risks. The recall campaign was launched after a retailer issued a report with the company.The risks associated with the ingestion of ingredients such as Acetaminophen, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine, Diphenhydramine, or Dextromethorphan include side effects that could lead to health complications. If not treated properly and medical intervention does not come in time, patients could experience serious, life-threatening reactions. Consumers with problems related with liver impairment as well as those taking three or more alcoholic drinks while taking the medication are especially vulnerable.
In order to ensure consumers and others that may be exposed to the medication are safe, the manufacturer is urging consumers to dispose of the unused medication. The proper way to make sure the products are disposed include mixing the medicine with substances that will discourage humans or animals from consuming the items such as coffee grounds or kitty litter.
Once that is done, consumers are urged to place the mixture in a container that is easy to seal or a sealed plastic bag and have the item placed in your household trash can. If you have any further questions or concerns related to this recall, make sure to contact RB MUCINEX FAST-MAX.