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FDA: Don't Buy Drugs Marketed as Antimicrobial Dietary Supplements
Date:5/13/2011

ases in Texas in which children received emergency care due to worsening illnesses after being given products that the parents may have believed contained antimicrobials. These products were packaged to resemble antimicrobial drugs that are readily available in Mexico.  It was determined the children had been given a product, Amoxilina, which the parents may have believed was the antimicrobial Amoxicillin. Giving the product to the children delayed legitimate medical treatment.

Who is at Risk?All consumers are at risk. Although package labels are printed in English and Spanish, the packaging mimics antimicrobials readily available in Mexico and possibly familiar to Hispanic consumers. 

What Do Consumers and Health Care Providers Need To Do?  

Consumers who have been using these types of products should consult their health care providers immediately. Consumers should be skeptical of any product that claims to be a dietary supplement and claims to treat, prevent or cure disease or contain an antimicrobial.

Health care professionals and consumers are encouraged to report serious adverse events (side effects) or product quality problems with the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail, fax or phone.

  • Online: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch.
  • Regular Mail: Use FDA postage paid form 3500 and mail to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787
  • Fax: 800-FDA-0178
  • Phone: 800-FDA-1088

  • What Does the Product Look Like? Various companies market these products. The FDA is aware of several products listed below, but this list may not be complete.Product Name

    Distributor

    UPC #

    StatusAmoxilina Capsules 500 Mg (30 Caps)

    Multi-Mex

    619114010081

    Voluntarily recalled  05/06/2011Amoxilina Sus
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