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Major Milk of Magnesia, Magnisium Hydroxide/Aluminum Hydroxide/Simethicone Oral Suspension - recalled due to microbial contamination, USA

1 week ago

United States

Plastikon Healthcare, LLC is issuing an update to the voluntary recall initiated on June 3, 2022.  The recall has been expanded to include Lot 20076A of Magnesium Hydroxide 1200 mg / Aluminum Hydroxide 1200 mg / Simethicone 120 mg per 30 mL Oral Suspension. The products are being recalled due to microbial contamination. To date, Plastikon Healthcare has not received any reports of adverse events or injuries related to this recall.

This lot was previously subject to a retail level recall and has been added to the current consumer level recall based on updated microorganism speciation data from third-party testing. The updated recall includes one (1) lot of Milk of Magnesia 2400 mg/10 mL Oral Suspension, one (1) lot of Milk of Magnesia 2400 mg/30 mL Oral Suspension, twelve (12) lots of Magnesium Hydroxide 1200 mg/Aluminum Hydroxide 1200 mg/Simethicone 120 mg per 30 mL Oral Suspension, and two (2) lots of Magnesium Hydroxide 2400 mg/Aluminum Hydroxide 2400 mg/Simethicone 240 mg per 30 mL Oral Suspension to the consumer level. 

Risk Statement: Administration or use of drug products with microbial contamination could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention.  Patients with compromised immune systems, such as patients in hospitals and nursing homes, have a higher probability of developing potentially life-threatening infections after taking a contaminated product. 

Product indication, lot numbers, expiration dates, and NDC information are listed below. The products are packaged for institutional use and are sold to clinics and hospitals nationwide in single use cups with a foil lid.  The affected lots were distributed to Major Pharmaceuticals Distribution Center (wholesaler) between 7/1/2020 and 10/31/2021, who shipped to hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics nationwide.  The products are private labeled for Major Pharmaceuticals.

Product Name: Milk of Magnesia, 2400 mg / 30 mL, Oral Suspension.
Indications for Use: Occasional relief of constipation, (irregularity) in adults and children 12 years and older or for children under 12 as recommended by a doctor.
Lot/Exp: 20071A / Jul. 2022
NDC: 0904-6846-73
Packaging: Carton containing, 100 single dose cups (10 trays x 10 cups).

Product Name: Milk of Magnesia, 2400 mg / 10 mL, Oral Suspension.
Indications for Use: Occasional relief of constipation, (irregularity) in adults and children 12 years and older or for children under 12 as recommended by a doctor.
Lot/Exp: 20074A / Jul. 2022
NDC: 0904-6840-72
Packaging: Carton containing, 100 single dose cups (10 trays x 10 cups).

Product Name: Magnesium, Hydroxide 1200 mg / Aluminum, Hydroxide 1200 mg/ Simethicone 120 mg per 30 mL Oral Suspension.
Indications for Use: Relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach, upset stomach due to these symptoms, pressure and bloating
commonly referred to as gas.
Lot/Exp: 21103A / Sep. 2023, 20046A / May 2022, 20076A / Jul. 2022, 20079A / Aug. 2022, 20080A / Aug. 2022, 20081A / Aug. 2022, 21057A / May 2023, 21059A / May 2023, 21095A / Sep. 2023, 21096A / Sep. 2023, 21099A / Sep. 2023, 21115A / Oct. 2022
NDC: 0904-6838-73
Packaging: Carton containing 100 single dose cups (10 trays x 10 cups).

Product Name: Magnesium Hydroxide 2400 mg / Aluminum, Hydroxide 2400 mg / Simethicone, 240 mg per 30 mL Oral Suspension.
Indications for Use: Relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach, upset stomach due to these symptoms, pressure and bloating
commonly referred to as gas.
Lot/Exp: 20051A / Aug. 2022, 20088A / Sep. 2022
NDC: 0904-6839-73
Packaging: Carton containing 100 single dose cups (10 trays x 10 cups).

Company name: Plastikon Healthcare, LLC
Brand name: Major
Product recalled: Milk of Magnesia, Magnisium Hydroxide/Aluminum Hydroxide/Simethicone Oral Suspension
Reason of the recall: Microbial contamination
FDA Recall date: August 04, 2022

In case you experienced harm from any of these products, it is important to report it. It can help to detect & resolve issues and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance.

Source: fda.gov

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