Multi-Mex Dietary Supplements - Recall Due To Misleading Names and Packaging
May 12, 2011
Multi-Mex Distributor, Inc. is recalling all dietary supplement tablets, capsules, and oral liquid presentations with names and packaging similar to antibiotic drugs. Multi-Mex dietary supplements including Amoxilina, Bisolbom, Calcio + D, M. Vermex, Neolubrina, Pentreximil, Sinalar, Terramocina, and Vitaderogil are sold to retail stores and distributors in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The packaging is very similar to antibiotics sold over-the-counter in Mexico and may result in delayed medical treatment if mistaken for antibiotics. Four children were hospitalized with worsening infections following treatment with Amoxilina by parents who assumed it was the antibiotic amoxicillin.
Any person using the listed Multi-Mex dietary supplements for the treatment of an infection or other illness should stop using this product and seek care from a health care professional if necessary. Consumers may return listed products to the place of purchase for a full refund and retailers and distributors may return products to Multi-Mex Distributor, Inc. at 4744-C North Royal Atlanta Drive, Tucker, GA 30084. Consumers may call 678-226-1758, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with any additional questions. A complete list of recalled Multi-Mex products and UPC #’s are available at the press release link below.
Additional information is available at the following links:
- MedWatch alert:
- Press Release:
May 12, 2011; University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2011, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.