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Posted: October 17, 2015

Recall Alert: Mislabeled acetaminophen could lead to liver failure


By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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Medline Industries has issued a nationwide recall of acetaminophen tablets that have been labeled with the incorrect strength.

The products included in the recall are bottles of acetaminophen tablets labeled 325mg, 100 pills per bottle.

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According to Medline, the bottles of 325mg tablets were incorrectly labeled; they should have been labeled 500mg.

Affected bottles were distributed nationwide between June 12, 2015 and September 18, 2015.

The Medline Item Number on these bottles is OTC20101 with lot #45810. The expiration date on the bottles is May 2018.

According to The Food and Drug Administration, Medline Industries, Inc. notified its distributors, consumers and/or retailer customers by First Class Mail on September 25, 2015 and is arranging for return and credit of all recalled products.

Acetaminophen is a popular over-the-counter pain reliever that can be taken multiple times a day. if the product is taken at the maximum labeled dose, it may lead to liver toxicity or liver failure.

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