Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for Rugby label Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablets, 81 mg, due to a drug mix-up. Instead of containing the appropriate aspirin tablets, the bottles may actually contain Acetaminophen 500 mg tablets.
Consumers could be accidentally taking 500 mg of Acetaminophen instead of only 81 mg of Aspirin. The bottle’s label advises consumers to take four to eight tablets every four hours but not to exceed 48 tablets in 24 hours. Consuming 48 tablets of Acetaminophen means ingesting up to 24,000 mg, which is more than six times the daily-recommended dose. Instead of taking a mild pain reliever, consumers could be ingesting a high dosage of a defective product which could result in severe liver damage, especially if the consumer is taking other medications containing Acetaminophen.
Sold at pharmaceutical stores nationwide, including Walmart and SAM’S Clubs, the product recalls come from Lot 13A026 and have the expiration date 01-2015. The bottles contain 120 tablets and are packaged with the codes NDC 0536-3086-41 and UPC 3 0536-3086-41 9.
Consumers in possession of the recalled medicine should immediately discontinue use and return it to the store where it was purchased. If consumers are experiencing any adverse symptoms or side effects due to the drug mix-up, they should contact their physician.
If you have suffered serious side effects due to a mislabeled product, an attorney for defective products may be able to help you obtain compensation. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.