(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Huge quantities of laxatives have been recalled after a recent discovery that many patients were experiencing “serious adverse reactions” to the medication, Fox Business reported.
The laxatives under recall are manufactured by Vi-Jon, LLC. They are sold primarily by major over-the-counter pharmaceutical carriers CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart.
According to the report, some over-the-counter laxative medications have been causing “invasive infections caused by Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens that could lead to serious, life-threatening adverse health consequences.”
In question is the Smyrna, TN, Vi-Jon, LLC’s Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution, which has apparently harmed specifically those who are immunocompromised.
“To date, Vi-Jon, LLC is aware of three reports of serious adverse reactions potentially related to this recall,” the statement said. “Vi-Jon, LLC is in the process of investigating these reports.”
The company specifically warned immunocompromised patients to avoid the product, lest they suffer serious consequences.
“Immunocompromised patients, who consume this product, may be at increased risk for invasive infections caused by Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens that could lead to serious, life-threatening adverse health consequences.”
According to V-Jon, they are also investigating the cause of the problem and notifying customers.
“Vi-Jon, LLC is notifying its customers by phone and email and is arranging for return or destruction of all recalled product,” it said. “Consumers that have this recalled product should stop using and return any remaining product to the place of purchase.”