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Consumer Alert: Pentrexyl Forte Natural

FDA has recalled Pentrexyl Forte Natural because the packaging is believed to be misleading — causing it to be confused with an antibiotic.

Here’s what we know.

  • Pentrexyl Forte Natural is a dietary supplement only.
  • It does not contain antibiotics and if used by ill individuals could delay treatment for serious illnesses.
  • The product is packaged in a green and white box, containing 30 red and white capsules.
  • The product was sold through retail stores in Texas.

The bottom line?

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events, side effects, or product quality problems related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.

5/23/11 19:47 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.