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Latest Posted August 8, 2022

Recall of Oral Magnesium Laxatives Expanded

On August 3, 2022, Plastikon Healthcare, LLC issued a recall of multiple oral suspension products due to microbial contamination. This is part of a larger recall initiated on June 8, 2022, which includes certain lots of the company’s Milk of Magnesia 2400 mg/10 mL Oral Suspension, Milk of Magnesia 2400 mg/30 mL Oral Suspension Magnesium Hydroxide 1200 mg/Aluminum Hydroxide 1200 mg/Simethicone 120 mg per 30 mL Oral Suspension, and Magnesium Hydroxide 2400 mg/Aluminum Hydroxide 2400 mg/Simethicone 240 mg per 30 mL Oral Suspension. To date, Plastikon Healthcare has not received any reports of adverse events or injuries related to this recall. View the original recall here.

Use of drug products with microbial contamination could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention. Individuals with compromised immune systems have a higher probability of developing potentially life-threatening infections after taking a contaminated product.

Each recalled product (view product images) is comprised of 100 single dose cups packages in a carton and can be further identified by the following:

  • Milk of Magnesia 2400 mg/30 mL Oral Suspension, Lot #: 20071A, Expiration: July 2022, NDC: 0904-6846-73
  • Milk of Magnesia 2400 mg/10 mL Oral Suspension, Lot #: 20074A, Expiration: July 2022, NDC: 0904-6840-72
  • Magnesium Hydroxide 1200 mg/Aluminum Hydroxide 1200 mg/Simethicone 120 mg per 30 mL Oral Suspension, Lot #: 21103A, 20046A, 20076A, 20079A, 20080A, 20081A, 21057A, 21059A, 21096A, 21099AS, 21115A, Expiration: Ranging from May 2022 to September 2023, NDC: 0904-6838-73
  • Magnesium Hydroxide 2400 mg/Aluminum Hydroxide 2400 mg/Simethicone 240 mg per 30 mL Oral Suspension, Lot #: 21103A, 20046A, 20076A, 20079A, 20080A, 20081A, 21057A, 21059A, 21096A, 21099AS, 21115A, Expiration: Ranging from May 2022 to September 2023, NDC: 0904-6838-73

Plastikon Healthcare, LLC is notifying consumers of the recall via recall letter and arranging for the return of recalled product. Consumers who have recalled product should stop use, return the product to its place of purchase, and quarantine immediately.

Consumers and healthcare providers can report any adverse reactions to the FDA’s MedWatch Voluntary Reporting Program.

See ConsumerLab’s Magnesium Supplements Review for more information and tests of related products.

For more information, use the link below.

Plastikon Healthcare Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Milk of Magnesia Oral Suspension and Magnesium Hydroxide/Aluminum Hydroxide/Simethicone Oral Suspension Due to Microbial Contamination

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