Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tylenol Recall Expanded

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has expanded a Tylenol recall on arthritis caplets. Last months recall had marked five lots of the medicine with the Red EZ-Open Cap. Now Tylenol has observed that all lots of the Tylenol Arthritis Pain 100 caplets bottles with with the EZ- Open red cap are included.

The recall was made because of a moldy odor that may cause nausea and stomach pain - the culprit trace amounts of the chemical 2, 4, 6-tribromoanisole! Side effects also include vomiting and diarrhea which are being defined as being temporary and non-serious.

Anyone with this medication in their cabinet or anyone who may have ingested this drug has been asked to stop taking the medication immediately and contact Tylenol at 1-888-222-6036 or Tylenol.com. Persons with medical concerns have been asked to immediately contact their doctor.

Do you know what tribromoanisole is? Read more in the next post.

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