aspirin FDA Alerts
The FDA Alert(s) below may be specifically about aspirin or relate to a group or class of drugs which include aspirin.
MedWatch Safety Alerts are distributed by the FDA and published by Drugs.com. Following is a list of possible medication recalls, market withdrawals, alerts and warnings. For the latest FDA MedWatch alerts, go here.
Recent FDA Alert(s) for aspirin
Enteric Coated Aspirin 81 mg Tablets by Advance Pharmaceutical Inc.: Recall of One Lot - May Contain Acetaminophen 500 mg Tablets
Jun 19, 2013
Audience: Consumer, Pharmacy, Health Professional
ISSUE: Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. announced that this firm is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the user level of the over-the-counter drug product, Rugby label Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablets, 81 mg, Lot 13A026. Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. first initiated the recall on June 17, 2013, after receiving a complaint about a bottle labeled as Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablets, 81 mg, actually containing Acetaminophen 500 mg tablets. Consumers may be inadvertently taking Acetaminophen 500 mg instead of Enteric Coated Aspirin 81 mg which may cause severe liver damage to those who take other drugs containing acetaminophen, consumers who take 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, or those who have liver disease. The labeled directions instructs patients to take 4-8 tablets every 4 hours, but not more than 48 tablets in 24 hours. Consumers who take 48 tablets daily of the defective product may be ingesting up to 24,000 mg of Acetaminophen, which is about six times the maximum recommended daily dose of acetaminophen (4,000 mg).
BACKGROUND: The product is indicated for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains and is packaged in bottles of 120 tablet with NDC 0536-3086-41 and UPC 3 0536-3086-41 9. The affected lot of Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablets is Lot 13A026 with Expiration Date 01-2015. The lot was manufactured and packaged by Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. under the label of Rugby Laboratories. Rugby Laboratories (Major Pharmaceuticals) distributed the product nationwide to wholesalers and retailers. Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. notified Rugby Laboratories of the recall by e-mail and overnight mail, and is arranging for return of all recalled bottles.
RECOMMENDATION: Consumers who have the affected lot should immediately discontinue its use and return it to the pharmacy or store where it was purchased. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product.
Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of this product should be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
Complete and submit the report Online: www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/index.cfm
Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
[06/19/2013 - Firm Press Release - Advance Pharmaceutical Inc.]
[06/19/2013 - Photo - Product Label]
Ibuprofen and Aspirin Taken Together
Sep 8, 2006
Audience: Consumers and healthcare professionals[Posted 09/08/2006] FDA notified consumers and healthcare professionals that taking Ibuprofen for pain relief and aspirin at the same time may interfere with the benefits of aspirin taken for the heart. Ibuprofen can interfere with the anti-platelet effect of low dose aspirin (81 mg per day), that may render aspirin less effective when used for cardioprotection and stroke prevention. Although it is all right to use Ibuprofen and aspirin together, FDA recommends that consumers contact their healthcare professional for more information on the timing of when to take these two medicines, so that both medicines can be effective.
[September 8, 2006 - Healthcare Professional Sheet - FDA]
[September 8, 2006 - Drug Information Page - FDA]
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