The FDA seized certain drug products and ingredients manufactured by Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. in June as there were some quality issues - choline magnesium trisalicylate (generic Trilisate) was one of the products affected.
Will there be a drug shortage if products from these plants are no longer available in the United States?
There may be a shortage of choline magnesium trisalicylate oral tablets. FDA suggests that health care providers consider alternative treatments. FDA does not anticipate that the seizure of Caraco's drugs will cause a shortage for consumers of any other drug because other manufacturers continue to produce the same drugs that Caraco makes. However, there could be "spot" or local shortages until other manufacturers' products are shipped to pharmacies. In such cases, FDA suggests that health care providers consider alternative treatments for their patients. If consumers have difficulty filling prescriptions for any products made by Caraco, or if health care providers are not able to locate alternatives, please contact the FDA Drug Shortage Program by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 888-463-6332 or 301-796-3400.
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