The Therapeutic Goods Administration have announced a safety alert concerning Mylanta Antacid Double Strength Oral Liquid 500mL.
The safety alert relates to a certain batch in which soft lumps may form in the product.
“Johnson & Johnson Pacific has issued a product defect correction for Mylanta Antacid Double Strength Oral Liquid 500 mL,” the statement says.
“It has been identified that soft lumps may form in one batch of this product (batch number 1079278, expiry June 2020), particularly if the bottle is not vigorously shaken prior to use, as per the directions on the label.
“Soft lumps in the liquid can be easily visually detected when poured and can usually be addressed by vigorously shaking the bottle.
“If you have Mylanta Antacid Double Strength Oral Liquid 500 mL with batch number 1079278 (expiry June 2020), please be aware of this issue.
“You are advised to shake the bottle vigorously (for up to 15 to 20 seconds) as referred to on the label which states, ‘Shake well before use’ and then visually check the liquid before ingesting. If present, soft lumps can be easily seen when the liquid is poured.
“If vigorously shaking the bottle does not resolve the issue, or if you are dissatisfied, contact Johnson & Johnson Pacific on 1800 029 979 and arrange a refund.”
So check your medicine cabinets now!