Advil, a popular over-the-counter medication used for pain relief is being recalled nationwide due to concerns that the medication was stored at temperatures outside of required guidelines. This recall applies only to Advil sold at Family Dollar stores in the United States. Advil distributed by any other organization is not affected by the recall at this time. As of the writing of this notice, no adverse events related to the issue have yet been reported.
Date of Recall:
Announced: May 4, 2023
Public Notification: May 4, 2023
Name(s) of Drug:
Advil (multiple formulations affected, see chart below)
Family Dollar Stores
The medication was sold in boxes or bottles clearly labeled with the name of the medication.
Reason for Recall
Improperly storing medications and exposing them to temperatures higher or lower than recommended can cause the medication to break down and become less effective. In some cases, medications can become toxic.
Consumers who have purchased an effected batch of the medication and who continue to utilize it may experience lack of symptom relief. Additionally, some side effects could be extreme due to toxicity associated with the breakdown of the medication.
Medications associated with this recall were sold between (or around) June 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.
Consumers should locate the box or bottle in which the medication comes to compare SKU and batch numbers with the chart below. If you find your SKU and batch number on the chart below, your medication is affected by the recall and you will need to take additional steps in order to ensure that your health is not affected and to take part in recall procedures.
|Product Description||SKU||Batch Number|
|Advil 200mg tablet, 100 count||0901458||3P8G|
|Advil 200mg tablet, 100 count||0901458||695E|
|Advil 200mg tablet, 100 count||0901458||A92E|
|Advil 200mg tablet, 100 count||0901458||G65G|
|Advil 200mg tablet, 100 count||0901458||SH2R|
|Advil 200mg tablet, 100 count||0901458||SX8G|
|Advil 200mg tablet, 100 count||0901458||VT5P|
|Advil 200mg tablet, 100 count||0901458||WK3M|
|Advil 200mg tablet, 100 count||0901458||X98T|
|Advil 200mg tablet, 100 count||0901458||XS5P|
|Advil 200mg caplet, 24 count||0901839||3P8D|
|Advil 200mg caplet, 24 count||0901839||6T8W|
|Advil 200mg caplet, 24 count||0901839||BA7G|
|Advil Dual Action caplet, 36 count||0902867||6Y7F|
|Advil Dual Action caplet, 36 count||0902867||9M5B|
|Advil Dual Action caplet, 36 count||0902867||HM6R|
|Advil Dual Action caplet, 36 count||0902867||VJ3H|
|Advil Tablet, 50 count||0913023||4A3U|
|Advil Tablet, 50 count||0913023||564B|
|Advil Tablet, 50 count||0913023||6X8C|
|Advil Tablet, 50 count||0913023||9A3K|
|Advil Tablet, 50 count||0913023||C72H|
|Advil Tablet, 50 count||0913023||G64V|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||R95323|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||R96317|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||R96810|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||R97196|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||R97197|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||R97198|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||R97203|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||R97204|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||R99183|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||R99184|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||R99528|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||T00613|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||T01662|
|Advil Liquid Gel, 40 count||0916071||T01663|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2041LB|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2094LB|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2108LB|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2109LA|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2110LA|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2111LC|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2122LB|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2123LB|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2124LA|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2126LA|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2138LB|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2139LA|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2139LB|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2143LB|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2145LC|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2147LA|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2152LA|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2153LB|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2153LC|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2154LB|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2154LC|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2157LC|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2158LA|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2159LB|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2236LA|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2236LB|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2237LA|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2243LA|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2244LC|
|Advil tablet, 6 count||0999259||2245LC|
|Advil Liqui Gel Minis, 20 count||0999841||R97214|
|Advil Liqui Gel Minis, 20 count||0999841||R99598|
|Advil Liqui Gel Minis, 20 count||0999841||R996600|
|Advil Liqui Gel Minis, 20 count||0999841||T0617|
|Advil Liqui Gel Minis, 20 count||0999841||T00618|
|Advil Liqui Gel Minis, 20 count||0999841||T03897|
Have you found that your medication is part of the recall? Here’s what you should do:
If you find that your lot of medication is part of this recall, do the following:
- Discontinue use of the medication immediately.
- Monitor your health for any adverse symptoms and notify your physician if any concerns are noted.
- Consumers may return the unused portion of the medication to the Family Dollar store where they purchased it for a full refund. Receipts are not necessary for refunds in this case. Consumers may also contact Family Dollar customer service at 1-844-636-7687. They are available from 9am to 5pm EST.
- If you are currently experiencing or have experienced an adverse reaction to this medication (listed above), notify your physician immediately and notify the FDA by calling 1-800-332-1088 or completing an online reporting form.
- Contact MedWaste Management for information and/or assistance with disposing of the recalled medication.
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