New script of amlodipine besylate 5 mg. Says l on one side and 29 on opposite side. My original script said lu on one side and h12 on opposite side.
I talked to my pharmacist at Kroger and they confirmed that this new shape (oblong) and imprint (L29) is in their pill identifier database as Amlodipine Besylate 5mg. I also talked to Lupin pharmaceuticals who confirmed the change in November 2018. The pill now has a different size/shape/imprint due to a change of the binding agents used in the pill. These are the inactive ingredients that hold everything together, like an adhesive. The active portion of the drug has not changed. The FDA, who has to approve such changes, did so in May 2018. Also, I confirmed this pill is still manufactured in India and the change was not due to it moving to another manufacturing plant, i.e. China. Hope this helps!
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