Laxative Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination Dangerous to Immunocompromised
July 15, 2022
Vi-Jon, LLC has issued a nationwide voluntary recall for all lots of magnesium citrate saline laxative oral solution lemon flavor, 10 FL Oz (296 mL) due to microbial testing that identified the presence of gluconacetobacter liquefaciens. This microbe can be lead to invasive infections in immunocompromised patients, which can cause serious adverse health consequences. Constipation is a common side effect of opioid use, and as opioids are used in workers’ comp for the treatment of pain, it is possible that injured worker claimants may have purchased these over-the-counter products, which were previously available in stores such as Publix, Kroger, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and other independent stores.