Multi-Mex Distributor, Inc. just issued a recall of <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">dietary supplements that may be labeled as antibiotic drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The recall was initiated after an FDA inspection revealed the recalled dietary supplement packaging mimics antibiotics readily available in Mexico and possibly familiar to Hispanic consumers.
The products were distributed to retail store and distributors in Georgia, Tennessee, California, Illinois, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, and Indianapolis.
Warnings of these dietary supplements made news in Texas on Thursday, April 28th, when four children were taken to a medical center due to worsening illnesses after being given dietary supplements the parents may have believed were antibiotics and which were packaged to resemble antibiotics that are readily available as over the counter drugs in Mexico. Giving the dietary supplement delayed legitimate medical treatment.
Although the labels were printed in English and Spanish, the packaging appears to be an intentional marketing ploy to imitate antibiotics and is directed at Hispanic buyers. The children had been given a dietary supplement, Amoxilina, which the parents may have believed was the antibiotic Amoxicillin.
The recalled products, whose â€œusosâ€ (uses) were listed as â€œsuplemento dieteticoâ€ (dietary supplement) follow, with UPC and other details:
â€¢ Moxilina Capsuls 500 Mg (30 Caps): 619114010081
â€¢ Amoxilina Suspension (3.4 oz): 619114010074
â€¢ Bisolbom Jarabe Adulto (4.06 oz): 619114010104
â€¢ Bisolbom Jarabe NiÃ±o (4.06 oz): 619114010198
â€¢ Calcio + D Liquido Adulto (8 oz Plastic Bottle): 619114010388
â€¢ Calcio + D Liquido Infantil (8 oz Plastic Bottle): 619114010371
â€¢ M. Vermex (6 Tablets): 619114010302
â€¢ M. Vermex (1 Tablet): 619114010326
â€¢ M. Vermex (1 oz): 619114010319
â€¢ Neolubrina Jarabe (3.38 oz) Syrup: 619114010234
â€¢ Neolubrina Tabletas 500 mg (10 Tablets): 619114010241
â€¢ Pentreximil Plus 500 mg (30 Caps):619114010012
â€¢ Pentreximil Plus Syrup 3.4 oz: 619114010050
â€¢ Sinalar Gotas Nariz (0.5 oz) Drops: 619114010067
â€¢ Sinalar Gotas Oidos (0.5 oz) Drops: 619114010036
â€¢ Sinalar Gotas Ojos (0.5 oz) Drops: 619114010029
â€¢ Terramocina Capsulas 500 mg (30 Caps): 619114010296
â€¢ Vitaderogil Gotas Infantil (0.5 oz) Drops: 619114010142
â€¢ Vitaderogil Jarabe Adulto (5 Vials Inside): 619114010159
Consumers in possession of these recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Retail stores and distributors are to return the products to Multi-Mex.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events, side effects, or product quality problems with these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program: Complete and submit the report online at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm. Or download the form at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/HowToReport/DownloadForms/default.htm or call 1.800.332.1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return the form to the address on the pre-addressed form or submit the form by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.