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Company Recalls Neptune’s Fix Products That Contain Tianeptine

FDA says the risks are 'potentially serious and life-threatening'
neptune's fix bottle
Photograph courtesy of the FDA

Neptune Resources LLC, which is the maker of Neptune’s Fix sold nationwide is voluntarily recalling its products because they contain tianeptine, also known as “gas station heroin.” Tianeptine can mimic the effects of opioids and is available at gas stations, convenience stores, vape and smoke shops and online.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based company issued the recall on Jan. 28 and has not reported any adverse events from the use of its products. The FDA reposted the company’s announcement on Jan. 29. The brand’s products being recalled include all lots of Neptune's Fix Elixir, Neptune's Fix Extra Strength Elixir, and Neptune's Fix Tablets

Tianeptine is not FDA-approved for any medical use. It is illegally sold with claims to improve brain function and treat anxiety, depression, pain, opioid use disorder and other conditions.

The FDA advises that “there is a reasonable probability of life-threatening events including suicidal ideation or behavior for children, adolescents, and young adults 25 and younger.”

Neptune's Fix Elixir and Extra Strength Elixir are packaged in amber glass bottles with a "shrink sleeve" label that covers the entire cap/bottle and is perforated at the cap to facilitate opening. Neptune's Fix tablets are packaged in 20-count blister packs held in small boxes or 4-count foil packets.  

The products can be identified by the name Neptune's Fix and its logo which is an illustration of the Roman God Neptune with a green beard and a trident.

Neptune Resources said it is notifying its distributors and customers by mail with a recall letter and is arranging for the return of all recalled products.

In a Jan. 11 letter the FDA urged convenience stores and gas stations to stop selling Neptune’s Fix or any products with tianeptine.

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