THE UNITED STATES – According to a news report on bgr.com, the recall of the popular Paroex mouthwash has been expanded due to additional deadly Burkholderia Lata bacteria contamination. Consumers are warned to stop using this mouthwash due to potentially life-threatening complications immediately.
The FDA released an updated warning concerning Sunstar Americas’ popular Paroex mouth wash. Last month the product was recalled for the same bacterial contamination. However, this recall expanded to include several other lots.
Burkholderia lata is a dangerous bacterium that can cause serious infections that can only be treated with powerful antibacterial agents. Burkholderia lata infections may lead to life-threatening complications such as pneumonia. The bacteria is even more harmful in people suffering from Covid-19 or any other pre-existing respiratory conditions.
According to the news report, this is an “extremely serious situation,” and approximately thirty people have reported contracting severe bacterial infections following the use of Sunstar Americas’ Paroex mouthwash.
The two Paroex® types of mouthwash being recalled are:
1789P GUM® Paroex® is sold in cases containing six amber bottles of 16 fluid ounce (473 ml) chlorhexidine rinse. The top of the amber bottle is safety sealed with plastic and has a childproof cap with a 15 ml metered dosage cup. The amber bottles have a multiple-panel wrap-around label.
1788P GUM® Paroex® is sold in cases that contain 24 amber bottles of 4 fluid ounce (118.25 ml) chlorhexidine rinse. Each amber bottle is safety sealed and has a childproof cap. The bottle is decorated with a multiple-panel wrap-around label.
Images of the recalled products are found on this FDA recall announcement.
Purchasers who have these mouth wash products with the expiration date falling between 12/31/2020 to 9/30-2022, should discard the product immediately. Sunstar America, Inc. is reaching out to distributors and customers that the company knows purchased the recalled products. However, most of the bottles have been distributed to patients or sold.
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