Excedrin and Other OTC Medications Pulled Over Potential Pill Mix-Up

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Common over-the-counter medications like Excedrin and Gas-X have been pulled from store shelves over concerns of a possible pill mix-up.

The pharmaceutical company Novartis issued a recall for several drugs after complaints about mislabeled and broken pills.

According to a statement from the FDA, “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 recall includes select bottle sizes of Excedrin and NoDoz with expiration dates of Dec. 20, 2014, or earlier and some bottle sizes of Bufferin and Gas-X with expiration dates of Dec. 20, 2013, or earlier. Consumers can check out complete information about the affected products on the Novartis website.

If you purchased any of the recalled medicines, call the Novartis Consumer Relationship Center at 1-888-477-2403 or visit www.novartisOTC.com.

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