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    El Departamento de Salud advierte a los consumidores sobre “Baczol” un producto contra la gripe

    Se advierte a los consumidores de Maryland que los productos “Baczol, Baczol Pediátrico, o Baczol Antigripal” contienen un antibiótico y no deben usarse.

    En marzo de 2012 se notificó al Departamento de Salud e Higiene Mental (DHMH) sobre un producto que se vendía en algunas tiendas de artículos varios (convenience) bajo el nombre de Baczol, Baczol Pediátrico, o Baczol Antigripal. Todos estos productos contienen un antibiótico que solo debe consumirse por prescripción médica.

    Estos productos se publicitan para muchos problemas de salud diferentes y pueden publicitarse específicamente para niños. No deben usarse para los niños, especialmente si no se consulta a un profesional médico.

    El uso de este tipo de antibiótico puede causar una cantidad de problemas de salud, incluyendo reacciones alérgicas graves.

    ¿Donde se encuentran estos productos?
    Las tiendas en Maryland no deben vender estos productos.

    ¿Qué debo hacer si he estado usando este producto?

    • Converse con su médico si usted o un miembro de su familia ha estado usando este producto.
    • Deje de usar el producto.
    • Puede desechar el producto a la basura. El DHMH no está recolectando o probando estos productos.

    Para mayor información
    Para obtener mayor información, comuníquese con el Centro de Envenenamiento de Maryland, llamando sin cargo al 1-800-222-1222; su departamento de salud local; o al Centro de Servicios de Salud Ambiental y Comunitarios del DHMH llamando sin cargo al 1-866-703-3266.

    Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Center for Environmental Health and Community Services
    201 West Preston Street, Room 327
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    1-866-703-3266/Fax: (410) 333-5995

    April, 2012