January 27, 2010

Tylenol Arthritis Caplets: Nausea and Sickness

Tylenol expanded a recall of its arthritis caplets this week, after more reports came in from consumers about a moldy smell in the caplet's containers, that was causing nausea and sickness.

It is a voluntary recall, that the company said was caused by trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole, that is involved in the packaging and handling of the product but accidentally caused a chemical reaction that brought the unpleasant smell.

They insist that there are no serious health risks from this issue with the arthritis medicine, and it would only cause short term discomfort if purchased. But they are still seeking to take it off the shelves with a wider recall, hoping to prevent any other arthritis patients from getting a bad dose of medicine. Fore more info on whether you may have the recalled pills, see below:

Tylenol Arthritis Caplets: Nausea and Sickness

Johnson & Johnson is expanding a voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplets due to consumer reports of a moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness. According to a statement posted to the Food and Drug Administration Web site late Monday, the New Brunswick, N.J., company is now recalling all product lots of Arthritis Pain Caplet 100-count bottles with the red, easy-open cap. Johnson & Johnson had recalled five lots of the product last month after consumers complained of a musty, mildew-like odor that triggered nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

Tylenol Arthritis Caplets: Nausea and Sickness

Posted at January 27, 2010 6:00 PM