According to a new article posted on ktiv.com, several laxative medications retailed at major store chains have been voluntarily recalled due to bacterial contamination fears. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing a long list of laxative medications sold nationwide that are part of the recall. The Food and Drug and Administration recall announcement states that all flavors of Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution have been recalled due to Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens bacterial contamination. The recall announcement states the Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution products were sold at major retailers, such as Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart, under generic brand names. The affected laxative products are packaged in 10-ounce packets.
Federal officials reported that the recall was launched after testing discovered the presence of Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens. Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens can cause severe medical reactions in immunocompromised patients.
According to the laxative recall, Vi-Jon LLC, the product manufacturer, is aware of three incident reports of severe medical reactions that may be related to the recalled products. The FDA is urging consumers who own the affected products to stop using them and return the product to the store of purchase. Consumers are also urged to speak with their healthcare provider if they suffer any issues after using the recalled laxative products.
The complete list of recalled products can be viewed here.
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