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Moldy or Musty Smell

Risperdal Recalled Due to Strange Odor

Forty thousand bottles of the brand name and generic formulas of Risperdal (risperidone) used to treat schizophrenia have been recalled by its manufacturer Johnson & Johnson due to complaints of a foul odor. This is the same odor that forced a recall of the pharmaceutical giant’s pain medicines Tylenol and Motrin, Benadryl for allergies one year earlier. The company says that the odors linked to some the more recent recalls are likely due to a small amount of a compound called TBA which is not toxic but produces a musty or moldy odor. Transient gastrointestinal problems were also reported in patients who took the smelly drugs. Johnson & Johnson has been dealing with quality-control issues since late 2009 and is being closely monitored by federal officials.

More at Yahoo! Reuters | Posted 7 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Johnson and Johnson Expands Recent Recall of OTCs

Tags: Johnson and Johnson, Johnson and Johnson Recalls, Recalled Medicine, Recalls, Risperidone, Risperdal, Schizophrenia Medication, Risperdal Recall

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Moldy Smell to Blame

Johnson and Johnson Expands Recent Recall of OTCs

The Johnson and Johnson Company’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit has expanded a recall of over-the-counter medications to include four lots of Benadryl allergy tablets and one lot of Extra Strength Tylenol gel pills in response to customer complaints of a moldy smell. The company said the smell is due to contamination from a chemical byproduct found in wooden transport pallets and that, while risk of serious medical problems is remote, people should stop using the products. These “products were inadvertently omitted” from a previous recall. The company is under scrutiny by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform due to an earlier recall of Motrin, Zyrtec, Benadryl and Children’s Tylenol. For refund requests, call 888-222-6036 or visit

More at | Posted 8 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Children's Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl Recalled

Tags: Benadryl, Motrin, Recalled Medicine, Tylenol, Zyrtec, Johnson and Johnson, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, OTC

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Infant and Children Meds Recall

Children's Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl Recalled

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, working with the FDA, has voluntarily recalled infant and children’s liquid medicines because of manufacturing deficiencies possibly affecting quality, purity or potency. Certain liquid products for children and infants were part of the recall, including some Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl products. The FDA recommends using generic versions of the products and asking your pharmacist for more details. They caution parents against dispensing adult strength medicine to their children. Commissioner of Food and Drugs Margaret A. Hamburg indicated that the potential for serious health problems associated with the recall is remote, but consumers deserve the highest quality.

More at FDA | Posted 8 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, Benadryl, Recalled Medicine, Childrens Medicine Recall, Childrens Benadryl

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