Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Jan 18, 2010 10:39:07 GMT -5
"Rolaids Antacid Tablets packaged in bottles recalled due to possible health risks
Health Canada is informing Canadians that Rolaids antacid tablets packaged in bottles of 150 and 100 counts are being voluntarily recalled in Canada by the distributor, McNeil Consumer Healthcare (Canada), Division of Johnson & Johnson Inc. The recall comes in light of reports in the U.S. of an unusual mouldy, musty, or mildew-like odour that was, in some cases, associated with nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. "
McNeil Expands OTC Drug Recall By Todd Neale, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: January 15, 2010
A recall of Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet 100-count bottles started in November has been expanded to include about 500 lots of other popular over-the-counter drugs, the FDA announced today.
Affected are certain lots of various adult and children's Tylenol products, Motrin IB tablets and caplets, Benadryl Allergy tablets, Rolaids antacid tablets, Simply Sleep mini-caplets, and St. Joseph chewable and safety-coated aspirin, all made by McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
Not all of the lots have been linked to consumer complaints of "an unusual, moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor," but they all have the potential to be affected, according to the company.
Specific lot numbers affected by the recall can be found at a Web page set up to provide information about the McNeil Product Recall. www.mcneilproductrecall.com/
I have both Rolaids and Tylenol in my closet. I went to this site and compared the Lot numbers on both. My Rolaids is on the list, my Tylenol was safe. I called the consumer number and am being sent a coupon for the 100 tab count. It was very easy to do this, of which I am very surprised. Guess I will be using my Gaviscon instead,
Post by Gary Youree on Nov 26, 2019 14:14:04 GMT -5
I have been search for the reason of the Rolaids recall. I used to take a lot of Rolaids; buying the large bottles of 150 - it did not take long to realize the more Rolaids I took the more I developed indigestion later in the week. I found if I just gutted out the indigestion by swallowing my saliva, which is a natural neutralizer of stomach acids, once the couple of incidents of indigestion passed and so long as I took no more Rolaids I had no more indigestion. I had suffered years with indigestion and I took Rolaids to eliminate that indigestion. The discomfort would return, later in the day or the next day, and I would take more Rolaids. I began to notice my indigestion became for frequent the more I took Rolaids; of course I could not directly contribute a connection with more Rolaids, more indigestion, but when I eliminated the Rolaids the chronic indigestion disappeared. I began to share this information whenever I day someone taking a Rolaid; ' using Rolaids works like any addiction process, the more you take, the more you need - I believe Rolaids technology is designed to eliminate immediate discomfort but then to create future discomfort" More likely it is a natural process, known by the manufacture, that when a substance is introduced to reduce the natural production of stomach acids (which aids in digestion), the stomach will produce more and more acids in reaction to the normal amount of acids no longer working - which is exactly how addiction works.
When Rolaids finally became available, over a year or years later without explanation, they were a new formula. The strong taste throughout the pill was gone and only a slight hint of the former taste on the outside of the pill. The mystery of why they were recalled can be found here - I bet it relates to what I discovered. A strong pleasant taste indicates either/and the covering up of a bad taste or to encourage the taking of two instead of just one.