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Check your cabinet! 63 medications recalled for possible contamination

Keeping a cabinet stocked with medicine for ailments is always a good idea. Band-Aids and an antiseptic solution are must-haves, but you should also have emergency items. Tap or click for 18 must-have items that help you survive any emergency.

Before you take any medicine, you must always check the expiration date. This is because it can cause more harm by ingesting expired medications than the condition you are treating. Unfortunately, medicine manufacturers sometimes detect a problem, which can also put your health at risk.

Read on for a list of 63 medications that have recently been recalled and what you should do next.

Here’s the backstory

Personal care company Vi-Jon is recalling all lots of its Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution as a third-party laboratory found small amounts of the Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens bacteria.

The bacterium infects plants but can cause life-threatening adverse health consequences in humans when ingested. Vi-Jon initially only recalled one lot of its lemon flavor but expanded the recall to include all lots of lemon flavor and more.

Now, the company is recalling all lots of all flavors, adding cherry and grape to the list. So far, Vi-Jon is aware of three reports of adverse reactions.

Here is the complete list of recalled products, packaged in a 10-ounce clear round plastic bottle:

Affected BrandNDC #UPC #
BEST CHOICE 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE63941-533-38070038200499
BEST CHOICE 10OZ CHERRY CITRATE63941-516-38070038587903
BEST CHOICE 10OZ GRAPE CITRATE63941-162-38070038662204
CARE ONE 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT72476-001-38341520313226
CARE ONE 10OZ CHERRY CIT72476-002-38341520000553
CARIBA 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE67860-166-38646702057012
CRUZ BLANC 10OZ LEMON MAG CITN/A308697403082
CVS 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT63868-929-38050428335178
CVS 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT69842-983-38050428305942
CVS 10OZ CHERRY CITRATE69842-647-38050428297339
CVS 10OZ CHERRY CITRATE69842-647-3800050428285152
CVS 10OZ CLR GRAPE CITRATE69842-763-38050428307458
CVS 10OZ CLR GRAPE CITRATE69842-763-3800050428325032
DISCOUNT DRUG MART 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE53943-166-38093351028205
EQUALINE 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT41163-709-38041163500679
EQUALINE 10OZ CHERRY CITRATE41163-769-38041163500686
EQUATE 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT SRP49035-506-38681131287142
EQUATE 10OZ CHERRY CIT SRP49035-593-38681131287166
EQUATE 10OZ GRAPE MAG CIT SRP49035-592-38681131287159
EXCHANGE SELECT 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT55301-166-38614299404205
FAMILY WELLNESS 10OZ LEMON CITRATE55319-666-38032251580826
FAM WELLNS 10OZ CHERRY CITRATE55319-164-38032251577888
GOOD SENSE 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT50804-166-38846036007374
GOOD SENSE 10OZ CHERRY CITRATE50804-164-38846036007398
HARRIS TEETER 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE72036-002-38072036726124
HEB 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE37808-769-38041220510863
HEB 10OZ CHERRY CITRATE37808-673-3800041220510870
HEB 10OZ GRAPE MAG CITRATE37808-695-3800041220510887
HEALTH MART 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT62011-0380-1052569142158
HEALTH MART 10OZ CHERRY CIT62011-0381-1052569142165
KROGER 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE30142-899-38041260001826
KROGER 10OZ GRAPE CITRATE30142-806-38041260008719
LEADER 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT70000-0424-1096295135541
LEADER 10OZ CHERRY CIT70000-0575-1096295141061
LEADER 10OZ GRAPE MAG CIT70000-0576-1096295141054
MAJOR 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE0904-6787-44309046787440
MEIJER 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT41250-708-38713733459457
MEIJER 10OZ CHERRY CITRATE41250-769-38713733459440
PREMIER VALUE 10OZ LOW SOD LEM CIT68016-696-38840986035302
PREMIER VALUE 10OZ CHERRY CIT68016-701-38840986035296
PUBLIX 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT56062-266-38041415506732
PUBLIX 10OZ CHERRY CITRATE56062-264-38041415505735
QUALITY CHOICE 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT63868-929-38635515901254
QUALITY CHOICE 10OZ CHERRY CITRATE63868-018-38635515901117
REXALL 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE55910-183-38072785134188
REXALL 10OZ CHERRY CIT55910-961-38072785134164
REXALL 10OZ GRAPE MAG CIT55910-615-38072785134171
RITE AID 10OZ LEMON CITRATE11822-4330-2011822433006
RITE AID 10OZ CHERRY CITRATE11822-4303-2011822433037
SIGNATURE CARE 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT21130-709-38321130779155
SIGNATURE CARE 10OZ CHERRY CIT21130-165-38321130789710
SOUND BODY 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT50594-166-38072785114791
SUNMARK 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT70677-0051-1010939908445
SUNMARK 10OZ CHERRY CIT70677-0053-1010939910448
SWAN 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE0869-0166-38072785134058
SWAN 10OZ CHRY CITRATE0869-0164-38308690693381
TOPCARE 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE36800-709-38036800455290
TOPCARE 10OZ CHERRY CIT36800-164-38036800455306
UP&UP 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT11673-708-38072785128835
UP&UP 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT11673-666-38072785128835
WALGREENS 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT0363-8166-38311917201603
WALGREENS 10OZ CHERRY CIT0363-8164-38311917201580
WALGREENS 10OZ GRAPE MAG CIT0363-7162-38311917201597

What you can do about it

These products were distributed nationwide to wholesale and retail outlets. If you have recalled meds, you must stop using them and return any remaining to the place of purchase.

You should contact your physician or healthcare provider if you have experienced any problems related to taking or using these products. If you have questions, you can e-mail Recalls@Vijon.com from Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central.

Adverse reactions can be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.

The FDA also has a resource for checking on recalled drugs whenever you want to check what’s in your medicine cabinet. Go to its Drug Recalls page here and search in the provided search box.

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