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Motrin Recall announced for Certain Lots

Motrin recall announced - fda.gov

(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration announced that The McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Motrin products because the company is concerned that they might not dissolve as quickly when they near the expiration date. They determined this during sample product testing and will recall the product from retailers only for quality standard concerns.

There are no adverse events or health risks with this recall. The medicine can still be taken; however, the company wants to let consumers know that the product can be delayed in offering pain relief when nearing the expiration date. The company will be recalling the product from retailers of the involved lots. They will not be issuing a consumer product recall at this time. The products were distributed to the US, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Fiji, Belize, ST. Lucia, and Jamaica.

Tylenol Recall 2011 - List of UPC code and Lot number involved

Tylenol Recall 2011 - List of UPC code and Lot number involved

Tylenol 8 hour extended release recalled

(Best Syndication News) - The Mcneil Consumer Healthcare announced the voluntary recall of over-the-counter Tylenol 8 Hour Extended Release Caplets 150 count bottles because of a musty or moldy odor. The smell comes from tiny amounts of 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA) and 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA). The risk for any adverse medical events is rare. The recalled Tylenol product was manufactured in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and distributed in the United States.

The recalled Tylenol will have the following lot numbers and UPC codes which are located on the side of the bottle's label. The UPC code is 300450297181 and the only lot number involved is ADM074.

Shingles Vaccine Zostavax approved for 50 to 59 year old people

Shingles Vaccine Zostavax approved for 50 to 59 year old people

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended the approval for the Zostavax shingles vaccine to allow for people ranging between 50 and 59 years old to receive the preventive treatment. Previously the shingles vaccine was only approved for people 60 years and older which originally gained FDA approval on May 26, 2006. The Zostavax shingles vaccine is manufactured by Merck & Co. Inc.

Shingles is caused from the varicella-zoster virus and is also the same virus that causes Chickenpox. The person that had Chickenpox has the virus remain dormant in some of the body's nerves. Many years later, usually in old age the virus can re-emerge in the form of shingles. The elderly and those with a weakened immune system are more likely to develop shingles.

Dr Oz Discusses Gastritis

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(Best Syndication News) Doctor Oz discussed gastritis on his show today. It frequently happens when people eat the wrong thing and experience a pain in the stomach area.

It can manifest itself as a burning sensation with inflammation of the stomach lining. The main cause of the discomfort is excessive alcohol consumption or use of aspirin or ibuprofen over an extended period of time. Holding his hands around his chest area (or slightly lower), Oz said you can get nausea with it.

He had a real stomach on his program. The rough surface is like a rash in the inner stomach. The stomach is constantly trying to heal itself.

FDA warns of Suicide Risk with Tramadol Pain Medication

FDA warns of Suicide Risk with Tramadol Pain Medication

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) increased its warning for the prescription drug tramadol which is used to treat chronic pain. Tramadol is found in Ultram (tramadol hydrochloride) and Ultracet (tramadol hydrochloride/acetaminophen) and can increase the risk for suicide in some patients. Ortho-McNeil-Janssen will be notifying medical professionals of the new warnings.

Medical professionals shouldn't prescribe tramadol to people that could become addicted or are already suicidal. In addition careful consideration should be made when prescribing to patients that are taking tranquilizers, antidepressants, drink alcohol in excess, or have emotional problems.

The FDA said that the new warning will point out that there is a risk of overdose of tramadol when combined with alcohol or other CNS depressants such as sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, and tricyclic anti-depressants. There is also an increased risk that tramadol could be misused or abused.

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