Medication Monitor

Generic Name (Trade Name—Company)
March 27, 2018

Aspirin, chlorpheniramine, phenylephrine

(Alka-Seltzer Plus—Bayer)
Bayer recalls Alka-Seltzer Plus products because of labeling errors

FDA is alerting consumers of a voluntary recall of Bayer’s Alka-Seltzer Plus products because of labeling errors.

Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus packages that 1) were sold only in the United States at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry's Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers, and Smith's Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018; and 2) can be identified by checking the Bayer logo located on the lower left corner of the front of the carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, the product is included in the recall.

The affected packages are being recalled because the ingredients listed on the front sticker of the carton may be different from the ingredients listed on the back of the carton as well as the product in the carton. This may lead consumers to ingest an ingredient to which they are allergic, or should not be taking because of the potential for serious health consequences.

Consumers who purchased packages of Alka-Seltzer Plus that are being recalled should stop using the product immediately and contact their physician or health care provider if they experience any problems that may be related to using this drug product.

Consumers can contact Bayer at (800) 986-0369 with questions, to report any issues they experienced with the product, or for instructions about how to receive a refund.

FDA has not received any adverse event reports related to these recalled products.