The FDA and Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Co. has recalled twelve Mylanta liquid products.
Unlike many other drug recalls that involve patient safety, the Mylanta recall was prompted by a need to 'update the labeling for these products' to show that†small amounts of alcohol are added to the medicines from flavoring agents. Like the recent recall of Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom liquid products, Benadryl, and Motrin, this is a wholesale and retail level recall only. Consumers do not need to discard or return the recalled Mylanta, if they have it, and they can continue to use it. Just be aware that there is a small amount of alcohol (<1%) in the product that isn't listed on the label.
Mylanta is an over-the-counter medication that is commonly used to relieve heartburn symptoms. Keep in mind that most Mylanta liquid products are not indicated for children under the age of 12 years though. Children's Mylanta Chewable Tablets can be given to children as young as two years of age, but that product is not involved in this recall.