January 10, 2012 – The FDA is advising patients to inspect pills produced by Endo Pharmaceuticals after the drugmaker Novartis announced that it will recall 1,645 lots of over the counter medications, including bottles of Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X. The company says the bottles could contain stray pills from other medicines, or chipped or broken tablets. Customers who take the recalled pills could be at risk for taking pills they are allergic to which may cause serious or deadly allergic reactions. In addition, patients could unknowingly be mixing drugs that may be dangerous when mixed with their other medications resulting in serious injury or death.
Last month, Novartis announced that it would temporarily suspend production at its Lincoln, Neb., plant, where the recalled drugs were manufactured, for “maintenance and other improvement activities.”
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