Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Product has been off the shelves since January recall
Migraine sufferers, relief is in sight. Novartis, the manufacturer of Excedrin, announced Monday in an email to customers that Excedrin Migraine, which has been off the market since a January recall, is being shipped to stores this week. Novartis said for those seeking relief, Excedrine Migraine should be back on store shelves in the next few weeks. Excedrine Migraine was one of several products recalled by Novartis in January after an internal investigation and complaints of "broken gelcaps, chipped tablets and inconsistent bottle packaging line clearance practices." Other recalled products included Bufferin, Gas-X, No-Doz and other Excedrin products. The company announced in August that production had resumed on Excedrin products.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Excedrin was part of recall by drugmaker Novartis in January, migraine and headache sufferers long for return of product to market.
Excedrin fans, rejoice! Since January, migraine and headache sufferers been waiting and hoping for Excedrin to return after it was part of a massive recall in January. Drugmaker Novartis told the Wall Street Journal that production has resumed on the recalled Excedrin products. They're expected to be back on store shelves as early as October. The Journal added that bottles of the recalled medication have been fetching more than $100 at sites like Amazon and eBay. These Excedrin products, with expiration dates of Dec. 20, 2014 or earlier, were part of the recall: Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets, Excedrin Extra Strength Express Gel Caplets, Excedrin Extra Strength Gel Caplets, Excedrin Extra Strength Tablets, Excedrin Back & Body Caplets, …
Friday, February 10, 2012
No word on when the pills will return to shelves.
The recent recall of Excedrin, NoDoz, Gas-X and Bufferin has left many without the medicine they typically use to cure their ills. Distributing drug company Novartis would not say when the pills would be back on the shelf, but Dr. Alice Stollenwerk Petrulis with MetroHealth in Westlake has a few suggestions until they become available again. "Bufferin is just buffered aspirin and Gas-X is Beano," she said. "The easiest thing to do is figure out what the active ingredient is, and find something with the same dosage." Ecotrin, a kind of aspirin, works just as well as Bufferin, Petrulis said. A low dose would be around 180 milligrams, and a high dose would be 345 milligrams. Petrulis suggests Mylanta Gas liquid, an antacid, as a substitute …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Bottles may contain broken or stray pills
Drugmaker Novartis is voluntarily recalling bottles of Excedrin, NoDoz, Gas-X-Prevention and Bufferin in the U.S. because they may contain stray pills or broken or chipped tablets. Select bottles of these over the counter medications are under recall after an internal review and complaints of "broken gelcaps, chipped tablets and inconsistent bottle packaging line clearance practices" where inspectors could not rule out the possibility of pills getting into the wrong bottles, according to a release from the company. The company has not received any complaints about the possible mix-ups or broken tablets and says there have been no reports of health issues leading to the recall. Here are all medications on the recall list: Novartis is asking…