A major recall of several popular over-the-counter medications has its roots in Nebraska.
Four drugs are under the recall: Bufferin, Excedrin, NoDoz and Gas-X.
All of the pills in question were manufactured at the Novartis plant in Lincoln.
The Switzerland-based pharmaceutical giant has issued the recall, saying there was a “malfunction” at the plant.
The company says, “…the products may contain stray tablets, capsules or caplets from other Novartis products, or contain broken or chipped tablets.”
If someone mixed products or took the wrong product, it could result in an overdose, an allergic reaction or a bad interaction with other drugs.
As yet, no problems are reported.
The Lincoln plant was shut down last month for what Novartis says are “improvements.”