FDA: Influend Cough and Cold Products Recalled

Ion Labs, Inc. of Clearwater Florida is voluntarily recalling all Influend cough and cold products, both tablets and liquids, sold on or after May 30, 2008.  Because of testing issues, the products may contain more active ingredients and have the potential to be extra potent.

While the lots in question were sold in Huntsville, Alabama, Ion is recalling all Influend products to be safe.

  • Influend Cold and Cough, 24 Tablets, Product Code/ Lot # 800074
  • Influend Severe Cold & Flu, 24 Tablets, Product Code/Lot# 800075
  • Influend JR. Cold & Cough, 4 oz. bottle, Product Code/Lot# 800076
  • Influend JR. Severe Cold & Flu, 4 oz. bottle, Product Code/Lot# 800077

Possible complications of too high a dose may include rapid heart beat, heart palpitations, unusual heart rhythms,  headaches, dizziness, anxiety, restlessness and nervousness.  There is a possibility of cardiovascular collapse with very low blood pressure.

Consumers who have the recalled products should stop using them immediately and contact their doctors if they experience any problems that might be related to them.

Products can be returned for a full refund to:

ION Labs, Inc.
115 Ave. N.
Clearwater, FL 33750

If you have questions about the recall, contact ION Labs Customer Service at 1-877-990-4466 and ask for the Quality Director at Ext. (212). Hours of operation are M-F from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

Cancer patients are strongly encouraged to discuss all over-the-counter medicines that they plan to take with their doctors, particularly patients who are being treated with chemotherapy or radiation or anticipating surgery.

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