The Health Canada announced Sunday that two lots of Advil Cold & Sinus DAy/Night Convenience Pack have been recalled due to labelling error.
“GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare ULC (GSK) is recalling two lots of Advil Cold & Sinus Day/Night Convenience Pack (one lot of 18 caplet boxes and one lot of 36 caplet boxes) due to a labelling error on blister packs,” the Health Canada said in a statement.
The statement further added that the foil backing on the blister pack is rotated upside down and misaligned, so the nighttime caplets are labelled as daytime caplets, and some daytime caplets are labelled as nighttime caplets.
Consumers may take a nighttime caplet when they intend to take a daytime caplet, and vice versa, the Health Canada said, adding that the daytime and nighttime caplets have a different shape and colour (the daytime caplet is beige and has the marking ‘ADVIL COLD & SINUS’ in black ink.
The nighttime caplet is orange and has the marking ‘Advil A/S’). The nighttime caplets contain an antihistamine medicinal ingredient (chlorpheniramine maleate) that can cause drowsiness.
Taking a nighttime caplet when alertness is required may pose potentially serious adverse health consequences, such as when driving motor vehicles or operating heavy machinery. It may also cause potentially serious health consequences for those who have taken other sedatives or tranquilizers, consumed alcohol, and the elderly.
The affected products were distributed in Canada starting July 2021.