Recalled: Supplements Packaged to Look like Antibiotics

May 12, 2011

According to FDA, “the product packaging mimics antibiotics readily available in Mexico and possibly familiar to Hispanic consumers.”

Following an FDA inspection, Multi-Mex Distributor Inc. recalled dietary supplements whose packaging resembles antibiotic drug packaging. According to FDA, “the product packaging mimics antibiotics readily available in Mexico and possibly familiar to Hispanic consumers.”

“Warnings of these dietary supplements made news in Texas on Thursday, April 28th, when four children were taken to a Medical Center due to worsening illnesses after being given dietary supplements the parents may have believed were antibiotics and which were packaged to resemble antibiotics that are readily available as over-the-counter drugs in Mexico. Giving the dietary supplements delayed legitimate medical treatment,” FDA reported.

The dietary supplement was Amoxilina, which consumers may have confused with antibiotic Amoxicillin.