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Multi-Mex Distributor Inc. Announces Recall of Dietary Supplements:
Consumers may be confused in thinking that the dietary supplements are actually antibiotics.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 9, 2011 - Multi-Mex Distributor, Inc., Tucker, GA is recalling dietary supplements that may be labeled as antibiotic drugs.
The products were distributed in the following states: Georgia, Tennessee, California, Illinois, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, and Indianapolis, to the retail store and distributors.
The following products are being recalled:
AMOXILINA CAPSULS 500 mg (30 Caps)
AMOXILINA SUSPENSION (3.4 oz)
BISOLBOM JARABE ADULTO (4.06 oz)
BISOLBOM JARABE NIÑO (4.06 oz)
M. VERMEX (6 TABLETS)
M. VERMEX (1 TABLET)
M. VERMEX (1 oz)
NEOLUBRINA JARABE (3.38 oz) Syrup
NEOLUBRINA TABLETAS 500 mg (10 tablets)
PENTREXIMIL PLUS 500 mg (30 CAPS)
PENTREXIMIL PLUS Syrup 3.4 oz
SINALAR GOTAS NARIZ (0.5oz) Drops
SINALAR GOTAS OIDOS (0.5oz) Drops
SINALAR GOTAS OJOS (0.5 oz) Drops
TERRAMOCINA CAPSULAS 500 mg (30 Caps)
VITADEROGIL GOTAS INFANTIL (0.5oz) Drops
VITADEROGIL JARABE ADULTO (5 vials inside)
Warnings of these dietary supplements made news in Texas on Thursday, April 28th, when four children were taken to a Medical Center due to worsening illnesses after being given dietary supplements the parents may have believed were antibiotics and which were packaged to resemble antibiotics that are readily available as over the counter drugs in Mexico. Giving the dietary supplement delayed legitimate medical treatment. Although the labels were printed in English and Spanish, the packaging appears to be an intentional marketing ploy to mimic antibiotics and directed at Hispanic buyers. It was determined the children had been given a dietary supplement, Amoxilina, which the parents may have believed was the antibiotic Amoxicillin.
The recall was initiated after an FDA inspection revealed the product packaging mimics antibiotics readily available in Mexico and possibly familiar to Hispanic consumers.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Retail stores and distributors are to return the products to Multi-Mex, 4744-C North Royal Atlanta Drive, Tucker, GA. 30084 Consumers with questions may call at 678-226-1758 (Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm).