Category: Recall

The FDA is alerting patients of a recent recall of irbesartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) used to treat heart disease. Tests showed that the recalled lots, manufactured by SciGen Pharmaceuticals, contain a possible human carcinogen. This is the second recall this year where a cancer-causing agent was found in an ARB heart medication…. Read More

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories just voluntarily recalled over 35,000 tubes of nystatin/triamcinolone after it failed a routine manufacturing test. Nystatin/triamcinolone cream is used to treat a common skin infection known as cutaneous candidiasis. This is a class II recall, the most common type of recall, which means that the recalled tubes of may cause a temporary,… Read More

Two lots of Robaxin (methocarbamol), a popular prescription muscle relaxer, were voluntarily recalled due to faulty dosing information on the label. Following these incorrect instructions could potentially lead to serious side effects and fatal overdose. What is Robaxin? is a popular muscle relaxer. It contains methocarbamol, which is used to treat painful muscle spasms alongside other… Read More

Several medications containing the blood pressure and heart failure drug, valsartan, were recalled in July due to concerns over contamination. At the time, the FDA announced that they found NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine), a possible cancer-causing substance, in the drugs. Since then, the FDA has expanded the list of recalled products to include about 80 different products across… Read More

Believe it or not, drug recalls happen nearly every week. In the last month alone, we’ve had recalls due to labelling issues, medication mix-ups, and life-threatening adverse effects. While not all recalls are dangerous, here’s how to find out if your drug is recalled and what you should do to stay safe.   Why are… Read More

Camber Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of montelukast (Singulair), used to treat symptoms of asthma, due to a medication mix-up. According to the FDA, the bottles labelled “montelukast sodium tablets, 10 mg” were found to instead contain 50 mg tablets of the blood pressure drug, losartan. What is montelukast for? is… Read More

Do you have Children’s Advil at home? If so, you may want to check the bottle. Just last week, Pfizer voluntarily recalled one lot of bubble gum-flavored suspension due to an issue with the dosage cup. is used to temporarily reduce fever and relieve minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, sore… Read More

Nearly 40 lots of popular thyroid hormone replacement medication, levothyroxine/liothyronine, were recently recalled due to concerns over contamination. is a combination medicine containing levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3), both synthetic forms of thyroid hormones the body normally makes. The drug is used to improve the symptoms of hypothyroidism like slow speech, lack of energy, weight… Read More

Sixteen years after its US approval in 2002, birth control Essure is slated to be fully discontinued at the end of this year. The permanent birth control device has been plagued with complaints of serious adverse side effects ranging from pelvic pain to perforation of the uterus. Manufacturer Bayer made the announcement earlier this month,… Read More

Manufacturer Roche has issued a voluntary recall of Accu-Chek Aviva Plus test strips used to measure blood sugar and help patients manage their diabetes. Back in May, Roche notified users and healthcare providers that select lots of test strips had cracks on their testing pad, leading to the following issues: Unusable test strips Inability for… Read More