Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

At this time, there have been no patient reports of health problems with this recalled Milk of Magnesia. However, patients who are concerned about the amount of magnesium or calcium they consume should not used this mislabeled product. If you use Milk of Magnesia, you should check to see if you have any of the recalled product in your home. Look at your Milk of Magnesia and see if it is made by L. Perrigo Co and labeled with one of the lot numbers listed in the recall. The lot number is usually printed on the side or bottom of the bottle. If you think your Milk of Magnesia is involved in the recall or if you are not sure, you should return it to your pharmacy or the store where you purchased it to examine and possibly exchange.

Additional Recall on Milk of Magnesia: Mint Flavor and Original Flavor

In a follow up to the recall sent in early January 2009, L. Perrigo Co. is now recalling several additional lots of Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) Mint Flavor and Original Flavor. These lots of Milk of Magnesia is being recalled because the amount of magnesium and calcium per tablespoon are understated in the "Other information" box on the Drug Facts statement (magnesium content is listed as 160mg/15ml when it should be listed as of 520mg/15ml; the calcium content is listed as 5mg/15ml instead of 20mg/15ml).

1) Milk of Magnesia Mint Flavor saline laxative packed in 12 oz and 26 oz bottle

These recalled bottles of mint flavored milk of magnesia are packaged under several different branded names and product code numbers (NDC numbers): CVS Milk of Magnesia, NDC 59779-332-40, 59779-332-35

Equaline Milk of Magnesia fresh mint, NDC 41163-322-40, 41163-332-35

Good Neighbor Pharmacy Milk of Magnesia Saline Laxative Fresh Mint, NDC 24385-332-40

Good Sense Milk Of Magnesia Fresh Mint, NDC 0113-0332-40

Hannaford Milk of Magnesia Mint Flavor, NDC 41268-332-40

HyVee Milk of Magnesia Mint Flavor, NDC 42507-332-40

Kroger Milk of Magnesia Mint Flavor, NDC 30142-332-40

Leader Milk of Magnesia Mint, NDC 37205-834-40

The Medicine Shoppe Milk of Magnesia Mint Flavor, NDC 49614-332-40

Meijer Milk of Magnesia Mint Flavor, NDC 41250-332-40, 41250-332-35

Publix Milk of Magnesia Mint, NDC, 56062-332-40

Safeway Mint Flavor Milk of Magnesia, NDC 21130-332-40

Sun Mark Milk of Magnesia Mint Flavor, NDC 49438-688-44, 49348-688-39

TopCare Milk Of Magnesia Mint Flavor, NDC 36800-332-40

Western Family Milk of Magnesia Fresh Mint, NDC 55313-332-40

The lots numbers of these recalled bottles are: 9CK0061, 9CK0234, 9CK0408, 9CK0508, 9CK0655, 9DK0072, 9DK0211, 9DK0377, 9DK0388, 9DK0513, 9DK0629, 9EK0025, 9EK0129, 9EK0174, 9EK0405, 9EK0421, 9EK0466, 9EK0528, 9EK0539, 9FK0046, 9FK0066, 9FK0257, 9FK0272, 9FK0427, 9FK0443, 9FK0522, 9FK0632, 9FK0633, 9FK0695, 9GK0050, 9GK0056, 9GK0309, 9GK0321, 9GK0438, 9GK0532, 9GK0669, 9GK0675, 9HK0107, 9HK0286, 9HK0314, 9HK0375, 9HK0390, 9HK0532, 9HK0610, 9HK0673, 9JK0125, 9JK0167, 9JK0265, 9JK0543, 9JK0592, 9KK0083, 9KK0095, 9KK0311, 9LL0432, 9KK0534, 9KK0592, 9LK0003, 9LK0027, 9LK0154, 9LK0313, and 9LK0396

These bottles are labeled with expiration dates from 11/2011 through 9/2012.

2) Milk of Magnesia Original saline laxative in 12 oz bottle

These recalled bottles of original flavored milk of magnesia are packaged under several different branded names and product code numbers (NDC numbers): CVS Milk of Magnesia, NDC 59779-396-40

Equaline Milk of Magnesia, NDC 41163-396-40

GoodSense Milk of Magnesia, NDC 0113-0396-40

Good Neighbor Pharmacy Milk of Magnesia, NDC 24385-396-40

Hannaford Milk of Magnesia, NDC 41268-396-40

Healthy Accents Milk of Magnesia DZA Brands, NDC 55316-396-40

HyVee Milk of Magnesia, NDC 42507-396-40

Kroger Milk of Magnesia, NDC 30142-396-40

Leader Milk of Magnesia, NDC 37205-883-40

The Medicine Shoppe Milk of Magnesia, NDC 49614-339-40

Publix Milk of Magnesia, NDC 56062-396-40

Sunmark Milk of Magnesia, NDC 49348-687-39

TopCare Milk of Magnesia,  NDC 36800-396-40

Western Family Milk of Magnesia, NDC 5531--396-40

The lots numbers of these recalled bottles are: 9CK0653, 9DK0071, 9DK0209, 9DK0375, 9DK0511, 9EK0023, 9EK0172 9EK0407, 9EK0524, 9FK0042, 9FK0254, 9FK0255, 9FK0424, 9FK0520, 9FK0693, 9GK0048, 9GK0307, 9GK0435, 9GK0667, 9HK0105, 9HK0284, 9HK0374, 9HK0531, 9HK0672 9JK0123, 9JK0183, 9JK0241, 9JK0378, 9JK0540, 9KK0080 and 9DKK0545

These bottles are labeled with expiration dates from 11/2011 through 9/2012.

Milk of Magnesia contains the active ingredient magnesium hydroxide and is used on a short-term basis to treat constipation. No other brands, strengths, or lot numbers of Milk of Magnesia or magnesium hydroxide were involved in this recall.

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Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2010-01-28
Last Updated: 2010-12-06
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