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FDA: Iron Supplement Recall

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Recently, Natural Standard posted an article stating that Rugby Natural Ferrous Sulfate Iron Supplements have been recalled.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued a consumer warning for the iron supplement listed above, which is manufactured by Advance Pharmaceutical Inc.

Iron is an essential mineral to the human body and is a major component of proteins that aid in oxygen transport as well as metabolism. According to the World Health Organization, iron deficiency is the largest international nutritional disorder. In particular, a vegan diet has a tendency to lead to a deficiency of necessary minerals, such as calcium, iron, and zinc.

25 milligram Meclizine Hydrochloride tablets were recently found in one of the iron supplement bottles by a pharmacist. These tablets have the potential to create troublesome side effects when taken with alcohol or other sedatives, and also in individuals with nervous system diseases, the elderly, and nursing infants. Meclizine Hydrochloride can cause drowsiness, confusion, coma, a drop in blood pressure, and difficulty breathing.

One lot of the iron supplements were recalled by Advance Pharmaceutical Inc.; this means that any consumer in possession of the supplements (part of lot number 12G468) should discard them immediately.

Many drugs are recalled by the FDA every day. If you or someone you know has found yourself experiencing problems because of a specific drug you have taken, contact an experienced Illinois defective medical device attorney as soon as possible for help.

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