Exedrin®, Bufferin®, Gas-X, NoDoz® recalled

Exedrin®, Bufferin®, Gas-X, NoDoz® recalled

Exedrin®, Bufferin®, Gas-X, NoDoz® recalled

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 10 at 9:07 AM

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) – Novartis is recalling some bottles of Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X over concerns that the bottles could contain stray pills from other medicines, or chipped or broken tablets.

The voluntary recall was announced Sunday.

The news follows Novartis' recent decision to temporarily suspend production at its Lincoln, Neb., plant for "maintenance and other improvement activities."

The Swiss drug maker said it implemented the recall, which affects U.S. retailers, voluntarily and is working with the Food and Drug Administration during the process. It became aware of the potential problem during an internal review that identified broken and chipped pills, and inconsistent bottle packaging that could cause pills to be mixed up. The company said it wanted to make sure that customers didn't take any pills that they might be allergic to or that might become dangerous when mixed with their other medications, though it also said that there have been no such reports from consumers.

Novartis said that some of the bottles of headache medicine Excedrin and caffeine caplets NoDoz with expiration dates of Dec. 20, 2014, or earlier will be subject to the recall. Some of the packages of pain medicine Bufferin and stomach medicine Gas-X with expiration dates of Dec. 20, 2013,or earlier will also be affected.

The company said it will post more information Monday at www.novartisOTC.com. Customers can also call the company at 1-888-477-2403 Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

List of recalled products

All lots of Bufferin® products with expiry dates of Dec. 20, 2013 or earlier
Bufferin® Extra Strength Tablets
Bufferin® Low Dose Tablets
Bufferin® Regular Strength Tablets

All lots of the following Excedrin® products have been recalled with expiry dates of Dec. 20, 2014 or earlier
Excedrin® Extra Strength Caplets
Excedrin® Extra Strength Express Gel Caplets
Excedrin® Extra Strength Gel Caplets
Excedrin® Extra Strength Tablets
Excedrin® Back & Body Caplets
Excedrin® Sinus Headache Caplets
Excedrin® Migraine Caplets
Excedrin® Migraine Gel Tablets
Excedrin® Migraine Tablets
Excedrin® Menstrual Complete Express Gel Caplets
Excedrin® PM Caplets
Excedrin® PM Express Gel Caplets
Excedrin® PM Tablets
Excedrin® Tension Headache Caplets
Excedrin® Tension Headache Express Gel Caplets
Excedrin® Tension Headache Gel Tablets

All lots of Gas-X® Prevention® products with expiry dates of Dec. 20, 2013

All lots of NoDoz® products with expiry dates of Dec. 20, 2014 or earlier

 
 

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