Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. recently announced a recall of all lots of select bottle packaging configurations of Excedrin and NoDoz products with expiry dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier as well as Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention products with expiry dates of December 20, 2013 or earlier. The products may contain stray tablets, capsules, or caplets from other Novartis products, or contain broken or chipped tablets.
Visit the company’s website to view a full list of the approximately 12 dozen affected packages.
Mixing of different products in the same bottle could result in consumers taking the incorrect product and receiving a higher or lower strength than intended or receiving an unintended ingredient. This could potentially result in overdose, interaction with other medications a consumer may be taking, or an allergic reaction if the consumer is allergic to the unintended ingredient. The company is not aware of adverse events reported with the issues leading to the recall.
According to the recall notice, consumers who have purchased the over-the-counter medicinal products should stop using the product(s) and contact the Novartis Consumer Relationship Center at 1-888-477-2403 (available Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time) for information on how to return the affected products and receive a full refund. For more detailed information, consumers should visit the company’s website at www.novartisOTC.com as of January 9, 2012. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these drug products.
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