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Watson Laboratories Recalls Several Lots of Loxapine Capsules
Watson Laboratories is recalling several lots of Loxapine Capsules, 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, and the brand name of loxapine called Loxitane Capsules, 10 mg.. The following lot numbers are being recalled because these lots included an outdated patient information leaflet for the drug: Loxapine Capsules, 5 mg: Lot 108094A Loxapine Capsules, 10 mg: Lot numbers 107886A, 107887A, 112874A, 144274A, 196483A, 201146A, 217265A, 260747B, 283308A, 313279A, 313279B, 327892A, 327893A, 327894A, 387239A, 387240A, 427259A, 427260A, and 456251A Loxapine Capsules, 25 mg: Lot numbers 101696A, 110829A, 123685A, 123687A Loxapine Capsules, 50 mg: Lot numbers 104432A, 104433A, 121344A, 127024A, 144290A Loxitane (Loxapine Succinate) Capsules, 10 mg: Lot number 22478A Loxapine is used in the treatment of certain mental health issues. Loxapine is also sold under other brand names. Only the lots, strengths and brands of loxapine listed above were involved in this recall. To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/enforcement/enforce_rpt-Event-Detail.cfm?action=detail&id=62383&w=07112012&
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Lloyd Pharmaceutical Recalls Select Lots of Levothroid 50 mcg and 75 mcg Tablets
Lloyd Pharmaceutical has recalled two lots of Levothroid tablets. The following lot numbers have been recalled because routine testing found that the amount of active ingredient was too low in several samples from these lots: Levothroid (levothyroxine sodium tablets). 50 mcg - Lot number 1087589 Levothroid (levothyroxine sodium tablets), 75 mcg - Lot number 1092045 Levothroid contains the active ingredient levothyroxine sodium and is commonly used in the treatment hypothyroidism, a condition of low thyroid hormone levels. Levothyroxine sodium is also sold under several brand names including Synthroid. This recall alert only applies to the two lot of Levothroid listed above. No other levothyroxine sodium products were involved in this recall. To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/enforcement/enforce_rpt-Event-Detail.cfm?action=detail&id=61094&w=07052012
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2012-07-19 Watson Laboratories Recalls Several Lots of Loxapine Capsules Loxapine FDA
2012-07-19 Lloyd Pharmaceutical Recalls Select Lots of Levothroid 50 mcg and 75 mcg Tablets Levothyroxine FDA
2012-07-19 Teva Pharmaceuticals Recalls Single Lot of Mefloquine Tablets, 250 mg Mefloquine FDA
2012-07-19 Shionogi Inc. Recalls Single Lot of Nisoldipine Extended Release Tablets, 17mg Nisoldipine FDA
2012-07-20 Mallinckrodt Inc. Recalls Several Lots of Methylin Chewable Tablets (methylphenidate HCl) 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg Methylphenidate FDA
2012-07-20 Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Recalls Single Lot of Duragesic 25 mcg/h Fentanyl FDA
2012-07-20 Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc Recalls Single Lot of Alprazolam Extended-release Tablets, 2 mg Alprazolam FDA
2012-07-22 Dermallogix Partners Recalls Single Lot of DermaZinc Spray, 0.25% zinc pyritione Dermazinc FDA
2012-07-22 Endo Pharmaceuticals Recalls One Lot of Endocet Tablets, 10 mg/650 mg Acetaminophen with Oxycodone FDA
2012-07-22 Noven Pharmaceutical Recalls Several Lots of Daytrana Patches Methylphenidate FDA
2012-07-22 Bausch & Lomb, Inc. Recalls Several Lots of Murocel Lubricant Eye Drops Methylcellulose FDA
2012-07-22 Physicians Total Care, Inc Recalls Several Lots of Arthrotec 75 Diclofenac Sodium with Misoprostol FDA
2012-07-23 Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Recalls Several Lots of Atenolol Tablets, 25 mg Atenolol FDA
2012-07-23 Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Recalls Several Lots of Zeosa Norethindrone / Ethinyl Estradiol / Ferrous Fumarate FDA
2012-07-23 FDA Issues Drug Safety Communication about the Risk of Seizures with Ampyra (Dalfampridine) Dalfampridine FDA
2012-07-24 FDA Warns: Abnormal Heart Rhythms May Be Associated with Use of High Dose Zofran (Ondansetron) Ondansetron FDA
2012-07-25 Noven Pharmaceutical Recalls One More Lot of Daytrana Patches Methylphenidate FDA
2012-07-25 GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Single Lot of Trizivir Tablets Abacavir Sulfate with Lamivudine / Zidovudine FDA
2012-07-25 VistaPharm Recalls Select Lot of Hydrocodone Bitartrate & Acetaminophen Oral Solution Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen FDA
2012-07-25 AstraZeneca Recalls Single Lot of Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) Delayed-Release Capsules Esomeprazole FDA