Recall: Microbial contamination in laxative can cause a ‘life-threatening’ infection

One lot of Senna Syrup natural vegetable laxative has been recalled by Lohxa for microbial contamination.

The Lohxa-written, FDA-posted recall notice warns, “Use of contaminated product by the elderly, patients with a weakened immune system, or patients at a higher risk of developing life-threatening inflammation of the heart, could result in infections that could be life-threatening.”

This concerns lot No. AM1115S with expiration date of 01/2023, 24-unit packages of 8.8 mg/5 ml doses. Consumers and healthcare providers with the recalled laxative should return it to the place of purchase.

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Senna Syrup laxative FDA

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Lohxa by email at or by calling 800-641-5564, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern time.

If this or any other drug causes a medical problem, after notifying a medical professional, let the FDA know via its MedWatch Adverse Event page or by filling out a form you can get by calling 800-332-1088. Only then do you call the manufacturer.

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Each recalled Senna Syrup case has six four-packs of doses. FDA

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