The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public about a potential mix-up between prescription painkillers and common over-the-counter medications made by the pharmaceutical company Novartis.

Novartis is recalling No Doz or Excedrin products with an expiration date of December 20, 2014 or earlier. The company is also recalling all Bufferin or Gas-X products with an expiration date of December 20, 2013 or earlier.

The recall is a result of manufacturing problems at a Lincoln, Nebraska plant, which was shut down last month. This plant also manufactures prescription pain pills such as Percocet, Endocet, Opana and Zydone for Endo Pharmaceuticals.

Novartis advises patients to immediately discontinue use of the recalled products and to return them to Novartis Consumer Health.

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