Health Letter, December 2018
Note: Never stop taking a drug that appears on the product recall list without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist. Most recalls are limited to a single manufacturer and may not be related to the version of a particular drug you are taking. If a recall does relate to the version of the drug you are taking, you should not stop taking the drug until you discuss an alternative treatment with your doctor or pharmacist.
Actoplus met XR (pioglitazone and metformin HCl) extended-release tablets, 15 mg/1,000 mg, 30-tablet bottle or fiber drum. Distributed by: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Amlodipine/Valsartan HCTZ tablets, 10 mg/320 mg/25 mg, 90-count bottles in cardboard trays.
Catapres .2 (clonidine hydrochloride), 0.2 mg, 100-count bottles. Dist. by: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Clonazepam orally disintegrating tablets, 2 mg, 60-count carton. Manufactured by: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
Fortamet (metformin HCl) extended-release tablets, 1,000 mg, 60-count bottle. Manufactured by: Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc.
Glipizide XL (glipizide) extended-release tablets, 5 mg, 500-tablet bottle. Distributed by: Greenstone LLC.
Metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets; 500 or 1,000 mg; 60-, 90- or 100-count bottle. Manufactured by: Actavis Laboratories, FL Inc.
Metoprolol succinate extended-release tablets, 50 mg, 100-count bottle. Manufactured by: Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc.
Ortho-Novum 1/35 (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) tablets, 1 mg/0.035 mg, 28-day regimen per pouch, 6 veridate tablet dispensers and 6 refills per carton. Manufactured by: Janssen Ortho, LLC.
Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 (norethindrone/ethinyl/estradiol) tablets, 0.5 mg/0.035 mg, 0.75 mg/0.035 mg, 1 mg/0.035, 28-day regimen per pouch, 6 veridate tablet dispensers and 6 refill pouches per carton and 12 veridate tablet dispenser refills per carton. Manufactured by: Janssen Ortho, LLC.
Paliperidone extended-release tablets, 3 or 9 mg, 30- or 90-count bottle. Manufactured by: Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc.
Pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets, 40 mg, 90-count bottle. Manufactured by: Jubilant Generics Ltd.
Prevacid 24HR (lansoprazole) delayed-release capsules; 15 mg; 14 capsules per bottle in a carton containing 1 bottle, 2 bottles or 3 bottles. Distributed By: GSK Consumer Healthcare.
For more information about the drug recalls listed above, please visit http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm.
For a list of recent recalls of consumer products, please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/.