Check your medicine cabinets, moms. Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. has issued a voluntary nationwide recall after a CVS pharmacist found a bottle of baby aspirin was filled not with 81-mg aspirin pills, as labeled, but instead with 500-mg acetaminophen tablets.
The recall includes 16,440 bottles of pills that are labeled to contain 81-mg pills.
"The labeled directions instructs patients to take four to eight tablets every four 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 milligrams of acetaminophen, which is about six times the maximum recommended daily dose," the company said in a press release.
The bottles involved in the recall have the product number NDC 0536-3086-41 and UPC 3 0536-3086-41 9. Those who purchased the product are advised to call Advance Pharmaceutical for a refund.
No injuries have been reported, but the FDA is recommending that consumers stop taking the product.