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District Health Officials Warn Consumers about ‘Baczol’ Anti-Flu Product

Date Released: 
Thu, 09/05/2013

District Health Officials Warn Consumers about ‘Baczol’ Anti-Flu Product

(Washington, D.C.) – The DC Department of Health (DOH) advises residents not to consume or purchase the products Baczol, Pediatric Baczol or Baczol Antigripal. Baczol Suspension, manufactured in Central America, is marketed to treat symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections. Some Baczol preparations contain the ingredients Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole that are prescription-only products in the United States. The undeclared ingredients can cause life threatening skin reactions as well as potentially fatal side-effects. 

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