went to three different stores , wal-mart ,walgreens,rite aid,know one had prevacid, so went by walker pharmacy pharmicist said that they took it off the seif.
14 Apr 2012
I don't know. I asked the pharmacist at Walgreen's today and she didn't know, and Walmart the same. I went online and all I can find is that the solutab was recalled, for the lamest of reasons, but not the 24hr. I even went to the FDA recall site and Novartis and I can't find a thing. It kills me, I got a prevacid coupon last week, and then they take it off the shelves... If I find something I'll post it.
28 Apr 2012
A report from the FDA printed 1/30/12 said the following about the Nebraska plant (release on web):
•There is not root cause identified for the foreign tablets potentially in a Prevacid 15 MG Capsule container. … You have had 35 mixed tablet/foreign products for Prevacid 15 mg Capsules since 2009.
•It is important to understand because of your firm’s failure to adequately and thoroughly conduct investigations, it is difficult to determine how widespread the problems are at your firm…
•Your packaging line clearance operators failed to adequately clean packaging lines (and areas around packaging lines) during your “major” cleaning efforts of this equipment….
•You have failed to document the root cause, and implement effective corrective and preventative actions, regarding product mix-up complaints for solid dosage form foreign tablets of products manufactured at your firm since at least 2009. (Referring to products such as: Excedrin family products, Prevacid, narcotic products, etc… Your foreign product recall assessment, dated 10/17/11, states you have received approximately 70 confirmed, returned customer complaint, mix-up samples containing only NCH-Lincoln produced product. In total, There have been 400 complaint cases of this type since 2009.
•There is an inadequate number of Quality Unit personnel in your firm to conduct timely, correct and thorough reviews of the products you manufacture.
Likely part or all of the cause. FYI.
16 Apr 2012
Prevacid OTC - made by Novartis, Nebraska
The FDA has cited the manufacturer with multiple quality issues. "Novartis expects to resume shipments from the plant in mid-2012"
- "The inspection report details numerous examples of egregious and unconscionable disregard for consumer safety on the part of Novartis Consumer Health"
- Prevacid Information for Consumers
- Prevacid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prevacid (detailed)
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