FDA announces recall on Zicam(r) Extreme Congestion Relief medicine

5:45 PM, Dec 19, 2012   |    comments
Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief
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(WXIA) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday that Zicam(r) Extreme Congestion Relief has been recalled.

According to the FDA, the company Matrixx Initiatives voluntarilly recalled some of the nasal spray medication, due to contamination with Burkholderia cepacia.

The FDA reported that the Burkholderia cepacia organism is of little risk to healthy people, but could cause upper airway colonization, and/or lead to respiratory infections in those who have weaker immune systems or face chronic lung conditions.

The organism is resistant to many antibiotics , and is often hard to get rid of if infection occurs.

The recalled Zicam(r)nasal spray is used as a nasal decongestant, and comes in a 0.5 ounce spray bottle. The outer carton has a NDC number label of 62750-005-10. The affected product lot is 2J23, expiration 09/15.

For more information, contact Matrixx at (877) 942-2626, or visit www.zicam.com.

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