U.S. Meals & Drug Administration through AP
WASHINGTON — The maker of Robitussin cough syrup is recalling a number of a lot of merchandise containing honey as a consequence of contamination that would pose a severe danger to folks with weakened immune methods.
Haleon’s recall covers eight a lot of Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Grownup and Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime Grownup, which have been distributed to shops and pharmacy suppliers. The Meals and Drug Administration posted the corporate’s announcement to its web site Wednesday.
The merchandise might include dangerously excessive ranges of yeast, the corporate mentioned in an emailed message Thursday. Yeast is a pure part of honey, however the ranges detected by the corporate have been “past allowed measurements,” Haleon mentioned.
Ingestion of the contaminated syrup might lead to extreme fungal infections that will be probably harmful for folks with weakened immune methods, equivalent to organ transplant recipients or these with HIV. A number of million folks within the U.S. have circumstances that impair the immune system’s means to struggle off infections.
For many wholesome people, any infections ensuing from the merchandise are unlikely to be severe, mentioned the corporate, which is predicated within the U.Ok. and has its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey.
Haleon mentioned it has not obtained any studies of damage or an infection linked to the merchandise, which have expiration dates starting from October 2025 to June 2026.
Individuals who have used the product ought to contact a well being supplier in the event that they assume they’re experiencing any downside associated to the recall. They will additionally report the issue to the FDA’s on-line system.