Health Canada says GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is recalling two lots of its “Advil Cold & Sinus Day/Night Convenience Packs” after a packaging error labeled daytime caplets as nighttime caplets. went and vice versa.
GSK says the labeling error is located on the back of its 18 and 36 caplet boxes, in which the foil on the blister pack of the products is “turned upside down and placed incorrectly.”
“Consumers may take a nighttime caplet instead of a daytime caplet, and vice versa. Taking a nighttime caplet when alertness is required may pose a health risk.” said in memory.
Health Canada says to immediately stop using the recalled items and consult a health care professional if they have used the product and have any concerns.
According to the agency, the affected products were shipped across Canada from July 2021.
Read Health Canada’s warning, “Nighttime caplets contain an antihistamine medicinal ingredient (chlorpheniramine maleate) that may cause drowsiness.”
“Taking caplets at night when alertness is required can lead to potentially serious adverse health consequences, such as when driving a motor vehicle or operating heavy machinery. It may also cause potentially serious health consequences for those who do not. who have taken other sedatives or tranquilizers, have consumed alcohol, and the elderly.
Health Canada states that caplets differ from each other in size and color during day and night. The daytime caplet is beige and marked by “Advil Cold & Sinus”, while the nighttime caplet is orange and marked by “Advil A/S”.