12 Million Bottles of Mylanta Recalled

Mylanta recall
Mylanta recall

Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co. recalled 12 million bottles of Mylanta and thousands of packages of AlternaGel because flavoring used in the products contains a small amount of alcohol that isn't on the label, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The recall is informational and consumers don't have to do anything.

It's the latest blow to J&J's medicine cabinet of products that includes a similar recall last week of three Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom liquid medicines for the same reason -- its flavoring contains a small amount of alcohol not listed in the labeling. In both recalls, the amount of alcohol is less than 1% and the companies -- Johnson & Johnson-Merck and McNeil Consumer Healthcare respectively -- say that consumers who have any of the products can continue to use them.