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Latest Posted January 13, 2022

Senna Laxative Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination

On January 11, 2022, Lohxa LLC issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Senna Syrup 8.8mg/5mL due to microbial contamination, which could result in infections that could be life-threatening for the elderly, consumers with a weakened immune system, or for those at higher risk of developing life-threatening inflammation of the heart.

Senna Syrup is used as a natural vegetable laxative for relief of occasional constipation. It was distributed to AvKare, a wholesaler who may have further distributed Senna Syrup 8.8mg/5mL to clinics, hospitals, and healthcare providers. The recalled products were packaged into 5 mL unit-dose cups and can be identified by National Drug Code 50268-731-24. The affected lot, AM1115S, has an expiration date of 01/2023 and can be further identified by the outer carton labeling and unit-dose cups (see product images).

See ConsumerLab's answers to the questions: Which supplements can help treat constipation? and Does taking a laxative interfere with the absorption of vitamins or minerals? for information about senna and related products.

Lohxa LLC is notifying its distributors and customers of the recall by letter and is arranging for the return of recalled products. Consumers, distributors, and retailers that have recalled product should stop using it and return it to place of purchase.

For more information about the recall, use the link below:

Lohxa LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Senna Syrup 8.8mg/5mL Due to Microbial Contamination.

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For information about reporting serious reactions and problems with medical products to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through its MedWatch reporting program, please visit the FDA MedWatch website.