Schering Plough Issues Miralax Recall – In an effort to protect its consumers, Schering Plough issued a Miralax Recall last Thursday, July 15, 2010. Miralax is a powder laxative usually used by people who are constipated. The drug functions by causing water to be retained in the system so that it would make easier for people to pass a bowel movement. Since its is an over the counter drug which means anyone can buy it without doctor’s prescription, the risk of a possible outbreak is rampant.
Apparently, the cause of the recall points out to improperly fitted bottle caps which can result to a possible contamination or a choking hazard for small and young children who will drink it. The recall affects the thirty day supply versions of both the 17.9 oz and 19.9 oz bottles.
In case of any uncertainty over questionable bottle caps on Miralax, Schering Plough advises the public not to consume it but instead dispose it immediately. In addition, the company directs its consumers to contact their customer service representatives with any questions about the recall.
Schering-Plough produces several pharmaceutical drugs, the most well-known of which are the allergy drugs Claritin and Clarinex. On November 24, 2009, the company merged with Merck & Co.