Pharmaceutical company Novartis issued a recall on Sunday for a number of its over-the-counter drugs, namely Excedrin and Bufferin, due to mislabeled and broken pills.

(Novartis) is taking this action as a precautionary measure, because the products may contain stray tablets, capsules or caplets from other Novartis products, or contain broken or chipped pills, the company said.

The voluntary recall comes after the Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company reported the recall of Excedrin and NoDoz with expirations dates of Dec. 20, 2014 and Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention with a Dec. 20, 2013 expiration.

While the company did not report any adverse health events related to the recall, Novartis said the recall is for precautionary measure and consumers should either destroy or return products that match those described in the recall.

The recall was coordinated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration when reports emerged of broken gelcaps, chipped tablets and inconsistent bottle packaging. The complaints became evident after an internal review of the products and reports from consumers.

According to a press release from Novartis, the recall and upgrades will cost the company about $120 million to be part of the fourth quarter of 2011.

It is unclear the number of pills affected in the recall.

Consumers with questions are encouraged to contact the Novartis Consumer Relationship Center at 1-888-477-2403. Consumers can fill out a form for a refund, here at Novartis' Web site.

Here is a full list of the products being recalled by Novartis from the company Web site.

All lots of the following Excedrin® products have been recalled with expiry dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier

Excedrin® Extra Strength Caplets

Excedrin® Extra Strength Express Gel Caplets

Excedrin® Extra Strength Gel Caplets

Excedrin® Extra Strength Tablets

Excedrin® Back & Body Caplets

Excedrin® Sinus Headache Caplets

Excedrin® Migraine Caplets

Excedrin® Migraine Gel Tablets

Excedrin® Migraine Tablets

Excedrin® Menstrual Complete Express Gel Caplets

Excedrin® PM Caplets

Excedrin® PM Express Gel Caplets

Excedrin® PM Tablets

Excedrin® Tension Headache Caplets

Excedrin® Tension Headache Express Gel Caplets

Excedrin® Tension Headache Gel Tablets

All lots of Bufferin® products with expiry dates of December 20, 2013 or earlier.

Bufferin® Extra Strength Tablets

Bufferin® Low Dose Tablets

Bufferin® Regular Strength Tablets

All lots of Gas-X® Prevention®products with expiry dates of December 20, 2013

All lots of NoDoz® products with expiry dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier