Canadian Recall: Life Extra Strength Muscle & Back Pain Relief ASA 500 mg Methocarbamol 400 mg Acetylsalicylic acid 500 mg (2013-09-20)

Starting date:
September 20, 2013

Posting date:
September 23, 2013

Type of communication:
Drug Recall

Subcategory:
Drugs

Hazard classification:
Type I

Source of recall:
Health Canada

Issue:
Product Safety

Audience:
General Public, Healthcare Professionals, Hospitals

Identification number:
RA-35857
Recalled Products

Life Extra Strength Muscle & Back Pain Relief ASA 500 mg Methocarbamol 400 mg Acetylsalicylic acid 500 mg

Reason

In the Significant Incompatibilities section on the outer box the following are missing in both English and French: “kidney disease, chronic alcoholism and intake of CNS depressants”

The bolded words are missing in the English and French text:

"A physician or pharmacist should be consulted prior to taking this medication in case of: allergy to salicylates, methocarbamol, asthma, pregnancy, breast-feeding, stomach problems, peptic ulcer, sever liver or kidney disease, chronic alcoholism, gout, history of blood coagulation defects, or of other medications containing salicylates, acetaminophen, anti-inflammatory drugs, anticonvulsants, antidiabetic, gout medicine or CNS depressants."

« Consulter un médecin ou un pharmacien dans les cas suivants : allergie aux salicylates ou méthocarbamol, asthme, grossesse, allaitement, troubles d’estomac, ulcère d’estomac, grave maladie du foie ou des reins, alcoolisme chronique, goutte ou problèmes de coagulation du sang; si l’on prend des anticoagulants, dans les cinq à sept jours avant un opération, si l’on souffre d’anémie grave ou si l’on prend des médicaments contenant des salicylates ou de l’acétaminophène, des médicaments pour les inflammations, les convulsions, le diabète, la goutte ou des dépressants du SCN. »
Depth of distribution

Distributed to the retail level. Nationally in Canada only.