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 email@example.com, or by telephone at 888-463-6332 or 301-796-3400.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 15 Nov 2009 • 1 answer
Posted 25 Jan 2013 • 1 answer
I have an Ileostomy and have used Lomotil for 47 years my Dispenser is unable to obtain these. Help?
Posted 28 Apr 2013 • 1 answer
Posted 9 Jul 2014 • 1 answer
Posted 4 Aug 2014 • 1 answer