FDA Recalls Some OTC Products Due to Presence of Foreign or Broken Tablets

The FDA announced a voluntary recall by the manufacturer of some over-the-counter products including Excedrin® and NoDoz® with expiration dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier and Bufferin® and Gas-X Prevention® products with expiration dates of December 20, 2013 or earlier.


Bottles of the products may contain stray tablets, capsules, or broken or chipped tablets. 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 manufacturer is notifying its distributors and customers and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Wholesalers and retailers should stop distribution and return the affected product. See the FDA recall announcement.