September 21, 2019

Major Pharmaceuticals Milk of Magnesia Recalled For Microbial Contamination

Plastikon Healthcare is recalling┬áMajor Pharmaceuticals Milk of Magnesia Oral Suspension because of microbial contamination. The recalled product is sold in 2400 mg/30 mL packages. The lot numbers of the recalled product are 19027D and 19027E. The product lots did not meet Plastikon’s in-house microbial specification for Total Aerobic Microbial Count.

Major Pharmaceuticals Milk of Magnesia Recalled For Microbial Contamination

The product is packaged for institutional use and is sold to clinics and hospitals. That means the population that will consume this is likely immunocompromised. These patient have a higher probability of developing potentially life-threatening infections after consuming a contaminated product. No reports of illness or complaints have been received to date.

Milk of Magnesia Oral Suspension is privately labeled by Major Pharmaceuticals. The lots were distributed to Major Pharmaceuticals Distribution Center, and then may have been disturbed to clinics, hospitals, and healthcare providers throughout the U.S. in August 2019. You can see the carton numbers, lot numbers, expiration dates, and configuration/count of the recalled products at the FDA web site.

Anyone who an existing inventory of these lots should stop using them immediately and quarantine them. Return these products to the pharmacy or call Plastikon Healthcare using the information on the FDA web site for instructions on how to dispose of the product. Hospitals and clinics that have dispensed this product to patients should tell the patients about this recall.

Anyone who may have suffered an adverse reaction after consuming this product should see their doctor. Report adverse reactions to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail, or by fax.

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