Recently, one lot of a mislabeled cold medicine was voluntarily recalled by Bayer. According to Bayer, a drug manufacturer based in Germany, there was a mix-up in instructions for day and night use of the 20-capsule Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night Cold Formula Liquid Gels. One lot of the medication incorrectly labeled day formulations as night and night formulations as day. The labelling error could cause a patient to take an improper formulation with an antihistamine, which could cause drowsiness. The recall only affects one lot of this specific drug, and no other lot, package or product. The recalled lot number is 296939L, which can be seen on the interior blister package, as well as on the exterior carton.
The error was initially reported by consumers. There was an investigation of the mislabeled drugs, and after consultation with the FDA, Bayer issued the cold medicine recall. Patients can get a refund or replacement of the recalled product.