Robitussin Cough Syrup

Fungus Concerns: Robitussin Cough Syrup Recalled Nationwide

A nationwide recall of some Robitussin cough syrup products has been issued because of a potentially fatal microbial infection.

The Robitussin syrup manufacturer did not identify the microorganisms that could be present in their goods. According to the worldwide consumer health products business Haleon’s recall notification, the contamination may cause fungal infections or result in fungus or yeasts being present in a person’s blood. The company has not yet received any instances of consumers becoming ill after using the recalled goods.

Robitussin Honey CF Max Day and Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime bottles are included in the recall. Adults alone should use any variety. Products that were impacted were distributed around the country and featured unique lot numbers printed on the back of the bottles at the bottom. On the FDA’s recall page, consumers may see the lot numbers.

The manufacturer cautioned that the cough syrup increases the risk of potentially fatal health issues in people with compromised immune systems.

According to Haleon’s recall notice, “life-threatening infections are not likely to occur in non-immunocompromised consumers, the population most likely to use the product.” “On the other hand, it is not entirely impossible that an infection could develop and require medical attention.”

Users of the impacted items must cease using them right away. Anyone who has the products is asked to contact Haleon by email at or by phone at 800-245-1040, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.

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