Recall Alert: Excedrin, NoDoz, Gas-X and More

Swiss drug maker Novartis is recalling popular over-the-counter drugs amid fears that pills from other medications were added to bottles.

Novartis, the maker of Excedrin, NoDoz, Gas-X and Bufferin, is recalling some bottles with those labels due to a possible packaging mix up, which may have caused powerful prescription painkillers, like Percocet, to be packaged with the over-the-counter drugs.

The error happened at a Lincoln, Nebraska facility, reports the Associated Press, which as since been shut down. However, the Food and Drug Administration is not issuing its own recall—simply a warning to consumers—because officials there say the likelihood of the prescription drugs mixing with the OTC ones is low.

Still, Novartis wants to be safe, rather than sorry, so its voluntary recall is in effect. The recall impacts bottles of NoDoz and Excedrin with expiration dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier. Bufferin and Gas-X bottles with expiration dates of December 20, 2013 or earlier are also part of the recall.

Customers can call 1-888-477-2403 Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for information on getting a refund, or apply online for one here.