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Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Recalls Several Lots of Metformin
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Matrix Laboratories Limited have recalled several lots of Metformin HCl Tablets USP, 500 mg and 1000 mg. The following lot numbers are being recalled because some bottles in these lots may contain oversized tablets which may contain higher amounts of active medicine than stated on the label: 1) Metformin HCl Tablets USP, 500 mg – Lot numbers: 1037223,1037224, and1037239 2) Metformin HCl Tablets USP, 1000 mg – Lot numbers: 1029953 and 1042806 Metformin is used in the treatment of diabetes. Metformin is also sold under the brand name Fortamet, Glucophage, Glucophage XR, and Glumetza. No other lots, strengths, or brands of metformin were involved in this recall. To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/ucm251502.htm
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GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Recalls Select Lots of DynaCirc CR (isradipine) Controlled Release Tablets, 5 mg
GlaxoSmithKline Inc. and Patheon Pharmaceuticals Inc. has recalled select lots of DynaCirc CR (isradipine) Controlled Release Tablets, 5 mg. Lot numbers 10090217 and 10097805 are being recalled because these lots failed the manufacturers' routine tests that measure the capsules' ability to dissolve. DynaCirc CR contains the active ingredient isradipine and is commonly used in the treatment of high blood pressure. This recall alert only applies to the select lots of DynaCirc CR (isradipine) Controlled Release Tablets, 5 mg. No other isradipine products were involved in this recall. To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/ucm251502.htm
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2011-04-25 Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Recalls Several Lots of Metformin Metformin FDA
2011-04-25 GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Recalls Select Lots of DynaCirc CR (isradipine) Controlled Release Tablets, 5 mg Isradipine FDA
2011-04-25 Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Recalls Select Lots of Topiramate Tablets, 25 mg Topiramate FDA
2011-04-25 Abbott Laboratories Recalls Several Lots of CREON (pancrelipase) Delayed Release Capsules, 6000 USP units Creon 20 FDA
2011-04-25 Lupin Pharmaceuticals Recalls Single Lot of Lisinopril Tablets, 30 mg Lisinopril FDA
2011-04-25 Centocor Ortho Biotech Recalls Single Lot of Simponi (golimumab), 50 mg/0.5 mL Golimumab FDA
2011-04-25 Teva Pharmaceuticals Recalls Single Lot of Gemfibrozil tablets, 600 mg Gemfibrozil FDA
2011-04-25 Novartis Pharmaceuticals Recalls Single Lot of Diovan (Valsartan) 160 mg Valsartan FDA
2011-04-25 Teva Pharmaceuticals Recalls Single Lot of Carvedilol Tablets, 12.5 mg Carvedilol FDA
2011-04-25 Teva Pharmaceuticals Recalls Three Lots of Pravastatin Sodium Tablets 20 mg and 40 mg Pravastatin FDA
2011-04-25 Teva Pharmaceuticals Recalls Single Lot of Zolpidem Tartrate tablets Zolpidem FDA
2011-04-25 Clot Risk May Be Higher With Newer Birth Control Pills Drospirenone with Ethinyl Estradiol MediGuard CRT
2011-04-25 FDA Issues Update on the Risk Of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy With Tysabri Natalizumab FDA
2011-04-20 FDA Announces New Program for Long-Acting and Extended-Release Opioids Methadone FDA
2011-04-19 Lansoprazole Delayed-Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets by Teva Pharmaceuticals: Can Clog, Block Oral Syringes and Feeding Tubes Lansoprazole FDA
2011-04-19 FDA Requires Manufacturers to Conduct Safety Studies for Long-Acting Beta-Agonists (LABAs) Mometasone and Formoterol FDA
2011-04-15 FDA Continues to Receive Reports of Rare Cancer in Patients Treated With TNF Blockers, Azathioprine, and/or Mercaptopurine Etanercept FDA
2011-04-14 Ortho-McNeil Voluntarily Recalls Two Lots of Topamax 100 mg Topiramate Manufacturer
2011-04-08 FDA Warns Consumers About Serious Side Effect Linked To the Use of Benzocaine Found in Over-the Counter Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase, and Other Store Brands FDA
2011-03-31 McNeil Recalls 10 Lots of OTC Products, Including Tylenol 8 Hour, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Sinus, Benadryl and Sudafed PE Products Acetaminophen with Pseudoephedrine Manufacturer