RECALL: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine

(Photo credit: FDA/Bayer)

Changing seasons can mean a number of cold and flu systems for a lot of people, but before you take anything that’s been in your medicine cabinet, make sure it’s not an Alka-Seltzer Plus product unless you check the label first.

Bayer has issued a voluntary recall of Alka-Seltzer Plus packages after discovering ingredients listed on the front sticker of the carton may be different from the ingredients listed on the back of the carton. Mislabeling can cause some serious problems, with users at risk of allergic or other adverse reactions such as possible nausea, vomiting or worse.

The products were sold at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug after February 9, 2018.

The affected packages can be identified by checking the Bayer logo on the lower left corner of the carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, the product is included in the recall.

“Consumers who purchased packages of Alka-Seltzer Plus that are being recalled should stop using the product and contact Bayer with questions, to report any issues experienced or for instructions about how to receive a refund.”

(Photo credit: FDA/Bayer)

Here’s to tell if you have a defective product:

To know whether the package of Alka-Seltzer Plus you own has been recalled, check the Bayer logo on the lower left corner of the front of the box. If the logo’s background is orange or green and you bought it after Feb. 9, 2018, toss it.

Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Bayer Consumer Relations at: 1-800-986-0369 (available Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET).

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.