Texas Intestinomicina LawyerSeptember 19, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of Intestinomicina, a drug product used to treat diarrhea, because it contains chloramphenicol, a prescription drug that was recalled in the U.S. in July 2012 after being linked to severe side effects, including bone marrow toxicity. In addition to chloramphenicol, Intestinomicina also contains Neomycin and Sulfonamides that can potentially cause a wide range of adverse reactions.

 

Intestinomicina is manufactured by Laboratorios Lopez, a company based in El Salvador. The product is labeled in Spanish and mostly sold in international food stores that specialize in South and Central American foods and products. It is sold in tablet and liquid form. It is marketed as a treatment for infectious diarrhea and acute gastrointestinal infections.

The FDA is recommending that people who have used this product should contact a physician. Customers should also stop taking the product.

Patients who take Intestinomicina who have anemia, low white or red blood cell count, or decreased blood platelets may be at greater risk of severe injury. The FDA warns that Intestinomicina may cause bone marrow toxicity.

Bone marrow toxicity (or, “bone marrow suppression”) is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the bones stop manufacturing blood cells, white blood cells, and/or platelets. This can rapidly lead to infections, anemia, severe bleeding, and other severe side effects. Certain types of bone marrow toxicity are reversible, but in some cases, the condition is deadly.

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