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Careful, Your Laxative Might Not Be a Laxative

Magno-Humphries Laboratories recalled Senna Laxative tablets because the bottles were actually filled with pain relievers.

Senna Laxatives / Image: Pharma Packs
Senna Laxatives / Image: Pharma Packs

An FDA MedWatch article posted January 22nd reported a unique mislabeling situation that resulted in the recall of one lot of laxatives. Magno-Humphries Laboratories, Inc. voluntarily recalled their Senna Laxative tablets sold under the name Basic Drugs Brand. Apparently the bottles weren’t filled with laxatives, but rather naproxen sodium, which is a pain reliever and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

Basic Drugs Brand Senna Laxatives are packaged in 100-count bottles that feature an outer neck seal and child-resistant cap. The product is distributed to secondary distributors across the U.S., retail pharmacies, and via the Internet. The company has not received reports of adverse effects relate to the issue, but unintentional consumption of naproxen sodium could be fatal if the patient has an allergy.

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