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Qualitest Recalls Over One Hundred Lots of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets
The manufacturer Qualitest has issued a voluntary, nationwide, retail level recall for 101 lots of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, 10 mg/500 mg. This includes product with the following NDC numbers and lot numbers beginning with the letter “C”: NDC 0603-3888-16 - 30 count bottle; NDC 0603-3888-20 - 60 count bottle; NDC 0603-3888-02 - 90 count bottle; NDC 0603-3888-21 - 100 count bottle; NDC 0603-3888-22 - 120 count bottle; NDC 0603-3888-26 - 150 count bottle; NDC 0603-3888-04 - 180 count bottle; NDC 0603-3888-28 - 500 count bottle; and NDC 0603-3888-32 - 1000 count bottle. It is possible that some tablets from these lots may be oversized and may contain a higher dosage of the ingredients hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen. Taking a higher dosage of acetaminophen than intended could potentially cause severe liver damage, especially in patients on other acetaminophen-containing medications, patients with liver dysfunction, or people who consume more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day. Taking a higher dose of hydrocodone than intended could result in an increase in the severity or frequency of side effects, such as sedation or respiratory depression, particularly in patients who are elderly, have severe kidney or liver impairment, or are also taking interacting medications, for example other sedating medications or certain antidepressants. For more information, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm331218.htm?source=govdelivery
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Raritan Pharmaceuticals Recalls Several Lots of Store Branded Fiber Supplements
Raritan Pharmaceuticals has recalled several lots of various fiber supplements. The following brands and lot numbers have been recalled because the product was manufactured with raw material that was found to be contaminated with bacteria: Best Choice Health Care, Psyllium Fiber Supplement, 100% Natural Psyllium Fiber Laxative: Lot 16273 CVS Pharmacy Fiber Capsules for Regularity, Dietary Fiber Supplement: Lots 16273, 16274, and 16463 Equate Fiber Therapy, 100% Natural Psyllium Husk Fiber, Fiber Laxative/Fiber Supplement: Lots 15952, 16271, 16274, 16425, 16434, 16435, 16436, 16459, 16461, 16462, and 16465 Leader Fiber Capsules, 100% Natural Psyllium Fiber Laxative Dietary Fiber Supplement,: Lots 16273 and 16274 Up&Up Psyllium Fiber Supplement, 100% Natural Psyllium Husk Fiber Therapy for Regularity/Fiber Supplement: Lots 15952, 16459, 16460, 16463, and 16475 Wal-Mucil 100% Natural Fiber, 100% Natural Psyllium Seed Husk, Fiber Laxative/Supplement: Lots 15952, 16270, 16425, 16459, 16466, and 16467 Wal-Mucil Plus Calcium Fiber Capsules,100% Natural Fiber, 100% Natural Psyllium Seed Husk, Calcium/Dietary Fiber Supplement: Lots 15085, 15086, and 15087 Berkley & Jensen Fiber Capsules, Fiber Laxative/Fiber Supplement, 100% Natural Psyllium Fiber: Lot 16470 Simply Right Healthcare Fiber Capsules, 100% Natural Psyllium Fiber, Fiber Supplement, Fiber Laxative for Regularity: Lots 16273, 16460, 16464, 16466, 16468, and 16469 Premier Value Fiber Capsules, 100% Natural Psyllium Fiber: Lot 16470 Premier Value Fiber Plus Calcium Supplement Capsules: Lot 15087 DRxChoice Fiber Capsules: Lots: 16274 and 16471 These store branded fiber capsules contain psyllium and are used as a supplement to help regulate your digestive system. No other lots, strengths, or brands of psyllium 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=63384&w=10312012&lang=eng
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2012-12-07 Qualitest Recalls Over One Hundred Lots of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen FDA
2012-12-03 Raritan Pharmaceuticals Recalls Several Lots of Store Branded Fiber Supplements Psyllium Husk FDA
2012-12-02 Watson Laboratories Recalls Several Lots of Birth Control Pills: Zovia, Lutera, Zenchent, and Necon Zovia FDA
2012-12-02 Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Recalls Single Lot of Perphenazine Tablets, 8 mg Perphenazine FDA
2012-12-02 Mylan Pharmaceuticals Recalls Single Lot of Doxazosin Tablets 2 mg Doxazosin FDA
2012-12-02 Bristol-Myers Squibb Recalls Several Lots of Kombiglyze XR Tablets, Doctor Samples Saxagliptin and Metformin FDA
2012-12-02 Target Corp. Recalls Several Lots of UP & UP brand, Kid’s Foaming Hand Sanitizer FDA
2012-12-02 Medical Pharmaceuticals Corp Recalls Several Lots of in the AcneFree Line of Products Benzoyl Peroxide FDA
2012-12-02 Aurobindo Pharma Recalls Single Lot of Northstar Zolpidem Tablets 10 mg Zolpidem FDA
2012-12-02 Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. Recalls Single Lot of Atorvastatin Tablets, 10 mg Atorvastatin FDA
2012-12-02 Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited Recalls Single Lot of Quetiapine Tablets, 25mg Quetiapine FDA
2012-12-02 Church & Dwight Col, Inc. Recalls Single Lot of Orajel Kids My Way! Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste Sodium Fluoride FDA
2012-11-27 Stat Rx USA, LLC Recalls a Single Lot of Venlafaxine ER 150mg Tablets Venlafaxine FDA
2012-11-27 Akorn, Inc. Recalls Two Lots of Tobramycin Ophthalmic Ointment 0.3% Tobramycin FDA
2012-11-26 Generic Lipitor Recall: Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Recalls Tablets of Atorvastatin Due to Glass Particles Atorvastatin Manufacturer
2012-11-15 Boehringer Ingelheim Recalls Single Lot of Pradaxa 75 mg Capsules Dabigatran Manufacturer
2012-11-06 Recall: Two Bee Pollen Products Found to Contain Sibutramine, an Unapproved Treatment for Weight Loss BEE Pollen FDA
2012-11-06 FDA Reports Bleeding Risk With Pradaxa Similar to Warfarin Dabigatran FDA
2012-10-31 Mylan Pharmaceuticals Recalls Single Lot of Famotidine Tablets, 20 mg Famotidine FDA
2012-10-30 Actavis Mid Atlantic LLC Recalls Several Lots of Prometh VC Plain and Prometh with Codeine FDA