The Los Angeles Times reports that “Bayer Healthcare is recalling 100,000 packages of Alka-Seltzer cold capsules because some do not properly display warning information about drowsiness.” The recalls pertains to packages of Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night Liquid Gels, according to the report.
“Company spokeswoman Tricia McKernan said the problem was caused by human error during the printing process. McKernan said the machinery used to make the labeling had to be shut down and manually restarted during the production for the affected lot.”
If you have purchased these medications from lot 296939L–a lot that was distributed nationwide–please stop using the product and contact Bayer . The manufacturer’s phone number is (800) 986-3307, and they will provide a refund.
Be sure never to operate heavy machinery, drive a car, or engage in any dangerous activity while taking medication that has the potential to make you drowsy.
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Mr. Zambri is Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including medical malpractice actions stemming from defective or dangerous medications. He has also been named a “DC Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America. If you need a patient advocate, we recommend that you read an article about medical malpractice claims authored by senior partner Salvatore Zambri.
Mr. Zambri is regularly asked to present seminars to lawyers and doctors, as well as both medical and law students concerning medication errors, medical malpractice litigation, and safety improvements.