ID-10061015The Food and Drug Administration has recently posted an alert regarding the recall on some lots of RB’s Mucinex Fast-MAX because of an error in the labeling of these products. The recall pertains to liquid bottles of Mucinex Fast-MAX Night Time Cold & Flu; Mucinex Fast-MAX Cold & Sinus; Mucinex Fast-MAX Severe Congestion & Cough; and Mucinex Fast-MAX Cold, Flu & Sore Throat. Although these bottles are properly labeled in the front and include all the active ingredients in the formulation, the back has omitted some important drug facts. This omission may leave consumers unaware of the possible side effects or risks associated with the active ingredients, such as acetaminophen, diphenhydramine, guaifenesin, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine. As a result of this mislabeling, RB recommends consumers to dispose of the product. How often do you counsel patients on the potential adverse effects of over-the-counter products?

For more information, please see FDA.

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