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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.

Affected products

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

DIN, NPN, DIN-HIM
DIN 02252228
Dosage form

Tablet

Strength
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid, 500 mg
  • Methocarbamol,  400 mg
Lot or serial number

50 count:

  • OK17827GS
  • 0K1782A23
  • 0K1782B2R
  • 1A0932B2R
  • 1C1712BP1
  • 1A0932EK3
  • 1E1482EK3
  • 1E1482G8A
  • 1H0112G8A
  • 1L1662M43
  • 1L1662NKH
  • 1H0112VEU
  • 1H0122VEU
  • 1H0122WZK

18 count:

  • 1L172B2S81
  • 2F149B2V02
Companies
Recalling Firm
Vita Health Products Inc.
150 Beghin Ave.
Winnipeg
R2J 3W2
Manitoba
CANADA
Marketing Authorization Holder
Vita Health Products Inc.
150 Beghin Ave.
Winnipeg
R2J 3W2
Manitoba
CANADA