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Glucophage FDA Alerts

The FDA Alerts below may be specifically about Glucophage or relate to a group or class of drugs which include Glucophage.

MedWatch Safety Alerts are distributed by the FDA and published by Drugs.com. Following is a list of possible medication recalls, market withdrawals, alerts and warnings.

Recent FDA Alerts for Glucophage

Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg, Due to N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Content Above the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) Limit

January 25, 2021 -- Kansas City, Missouri, Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) to the consumer level. The Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) have been found to contain levels of nitrosamine impurities above the ADI limit of 96 ng/day, as published in the FDA Guidance Document issued September 2020. This is an expansion of the recall initially announced on November 2nd 2020.

NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables. To date, Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The product is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and is packaged in HDPE bottles of 100 tablets, under NDC 29033-056-01. The affected Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) lot is listed in the table below. The product can be identified as an off-white oblong tablet debossed with “NM7”. Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) was distributed Nationwide in the USA to wholesalers who further distributed to pharmacies and patients.

Product Description

NDC

Lot Number

Expiry Dates

Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) 29033-056-01    
MET200601 07/2022

Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is notifying its distributors by letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Pharmacies that have Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) which is being recalled should return to place of purchase. Consumers should consult a healthcare professional to obtain a replacement or a different treatment option. It could be dangerous for patients with type 2 diabetes to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their healthcare professional. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this drug product.

Consumers with medical questions regarding this recall can contact Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. Medical Affairs at phone number 816-308-4941 or email quality@nostrumpharma.com Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm CST. Consumers should contact their physician or pharmacy for further medical advice.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Link to Initial Recall

Link to First Expansion

Source: FDA


Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg, Due to N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Content Above the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) Limit

January 4, 2021 -- Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) to the consumer level. The Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) have been found to contain levels of nitrosamine impurities above the ADI limit of 96 ng/day as published in the FDA Guidance Document issued September, 2020. This is an expansion of the recall initially announced on November 2, 2020.

NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables. To date, Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The product is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and is packaged in HDPE bottles of 100 tablets, under NDC 29033-056-01. The affected Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) lot is listed in the table below. The product can be identified as an off-white oblong tablet debossed with “NM7”. Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) was distributed Nationwide to wholesalers.

Product Description NDC Lot Number Expiry Dates
Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg
(generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets)
29033-056-01 MET200501 07/2022

Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is notifying its distributors by letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Pharmacies that have Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) which is being recalled should return to place of purchase. Consumers should consult a healthcare professional to obtain a replacement or a different treatment option. It could be dangerous for patients with type 2 diabetes to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their healthcare professional. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this drug product.

Consumers with medical questions regarding this recall can contact Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. Medical Affairs at phone number 816-308-4941 or email quality@nostrumpharma.com Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm CST. Consumers should contact their physician or pharmacy for further medical advice.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Source: FDA


Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 500 mg, Due to N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Content Above the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) Limit

November 03, 2020 -- Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is notifying its distributors by letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Pharmacies that have Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 500 mg which is being recalled should return to place of purchase. Consumers should consult a healthcare professional to obtain a replacement or a different treatment option. It could be dangerous for patients with type 2 diabetes to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their healthcare professional. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this drug product.

Consumers with medical questions regarding this recall can contact Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. Medical Affairs at phone number 816-308-4941 or email quality@nostrumpharma.com Monday through Friday from 8am – 5 pm CST. Consumers should contact their physician or pharmacy for further medical advice.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Source: FDA


Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg, Due to N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Content Above the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) Limit

November 02, 2020 -- Kansas City, Missouri, Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 2 (two) lots of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg to the consumer level. The Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg have been found to contain levels of nitrosamine impurities above the ADI limit of 96 ng/day as published in the FDA Guidance Document issued September, 2020.

NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables. Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The product is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and is packaged in HDPE bottles of 100 tablets, under NDC 29033-056-01. The affected Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg lots are listed in the table below. The product can be identified as an off-white oblong tablet debossed with “NM7”. Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg was distributed Nationwide to wholesalers.

Product Description

NDC

Lot Numbers

Expiry Dates

Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg 29033-056-01 MET200101 05/2022
MET200301 05/2022

Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is notifying its distributors by letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Pharmacies that have Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg which is being recalled should return to place of purchase. Consumers should consult a healthcare professional to obtain a replacement or a different treatment option. It could be dangerous for patients with type 2 diabetes to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their healthcare professional. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this drug product.

Consumers with medical questions regarding this recall can contact Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. Medical Affairs at phone number 816-308-4941 or email quality@nostrumpharma.com Monday through Friday from 8am – 5 pm CST. Consumers should contact their physician or pharmacy for further medical advice.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Source: FDA


Marksans Pharma Limited Issues Expansion of Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg & 750mg, Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)

October 05, 2020 -- Marksans Pharma Limited, India is voluntarily expanding its earlier initiated recall on June 05, 2020 to include an additional 76 unexpired lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg, & 750mg to the consumer level. Marksans performed N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) testing of unexpired identified marketed lots and observed that NDMA content in some lots is exceeding the acceptable Daily Intake Limit (ADI) of 96ng/day, therefore, out of an abundance of caution, an additional 76 lots are being recalled.

Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables. Marksans Pharma Limited has not received any reports of adverse events that have been related to this recall.

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg & 750mg are indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and is packaged in HDPE bottles with the following NDC#s in different packing configurations-

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg:

90 counts: 49483-623-09

100 counts: 49483-623-01

500 counts: 49483-623-50

1000 counts: 49483-623-10

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750mg:

100 counts: 49483-624-01

The affected Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg, are white to off white, capsule shaped, biconvex tablets, debossed with ‘101’ on one side and plain on the other side and Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750mg, are white to off white, capsule shaped, biconvex tablets, debossed with ‘102’ on one side and plain on the other side.

S.No. Product Name NDC No. Pack Size Lot # Expiry Date
1. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 E037F Oct-20
2. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 90 E072F Oct-20
3. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 90 E074F Oct-20
4. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-10 1000 D086F Oct-20
5. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 G011F Oct-20
6. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 E076F Oct-20
7. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-01 100 XP8260 Oct-20
8. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-10 1000 G012F Nov-20
9. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 D096F Nov-20
10. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 XP8276 Nov-20
11. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 F001F Nov-20
12. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 H029F Nov-20
13. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 H031F Nov-20
S.No. Product Name NDC No. Pack Size Lot # Expiry Date
14. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 XP8289 Nov-20
15. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 H041F Dec-20
16 Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 L007F Dec-20
17. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-10 1000 L008F Dec-20
18. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 L009F Dec-20
19. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 J022F Dec-20
20. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 H039F Dec-20
21. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 J092F Jan-21
22. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-10 1000 K042F Feb-21
23. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 K051F Jun-21
24 Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 L055F Jun-21
25. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 K079F Jul-21
26. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-10 1000 M001F Jul-21
27 Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 A002G Aug-21
28. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 A003G Aug-21
S.No. Product Name NDC No. Pack Size Lot # Expiry Date
29. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 A007G Aug-21
30. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 A115G Sep-21
31. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 A010G Sep-21
32. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-10 1000 A009G Sep-21
33. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 A49001 Nov-21
34. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 A40001 Dec-21
35. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-10 1000 A40002 Dec-21
36. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-01 100 XP0010 Dec-21
37. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 A40003 Dec-21
38. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-10 1000 A40004 Dec-21
39. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-01 100 XP0016 Dec-21
40. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 A40005 Dec-21
41. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 A40006 Jan-22
42. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 A40007 Jan-22
43. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 A40008 Jan-22
S.No. Product Name NDC No. Pack Size Lot # Expiry Date
44. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 A40009 Feb-22
45. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 A40010 Mar-22
46. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 XP0036 Mar-22
47. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 A40011 Mar-22
48. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-10 1000 A40012 Mar-22
49. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-01 100 XP0046 Apr-22
50. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 A40013 Mar-22
51. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-10 1000 A40014 Apr-22
52. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-09 90 A40015 Apr-22
53. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 A40016 Apr-22
54. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-10 1000 A40017 Apr-22
55. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 500 mg
49483-623-50 500 A40018 Apr-22
56. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 M125E Oct-20
57. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 D001F Nov-20
58. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 C084F Nov-20
S.No. Product Name NDC No. Pack Size Lot # Expiry Date
59. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 F073F Jan-21
60. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 E063F Jan-21
61. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 F072F Mar-21
62. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 J002F Apr-21
63. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 J087F Apr-21
64. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 K080F Jun-21
65. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 L056F Jun-21
66. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 M046F Jul-21
67. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 9R9001 Oct-21
68. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 9R9002 Nov-21
69. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 9R0001 Dec-21
70. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 9R0002 Dec-21
71. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 9R0003 Mar-22
72. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 XR0016 Mar-22
73. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 9R0004 Mar-22
S.No. Product Name NDC No. Pack Size Lot # Expiry Date
74. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 9R0005 Mar-22
75. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 9R0006 Apr-22
76. Metformin HCL ER Tablets
USP 750 mg
49483-624-01 100 9R0007 Apr-22

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg & 750 mg were distributed by Time-Cap Labs, Inc. (located at 7 Michael Avenue, Farmingdale, New York 11735) nationwide in the USA to wholesalers who further distributed to pharmacies.

Marksans Pharma Limited is notifying its distributors and customers by issuing notification letter and press release and is arranging for return/replacement etc. of recalled product lots. Distributors //customers that have affected lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended- Release Tablets, USP 500mg & 750mg those are being recalled should return to place of purchase. The lot # can be located on the side panel of bottle labels as well as shipper/case labels.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall and return can contact Ms. Irene McGregor (Vice President, Regulatory Affairs) of Time-Cap Labs, Inc., located at 7 Michael Avenue, Farmingdale, New York 11735, by phone number 631-753-9090; ext. 160, [Monday to Friday 8am-5pm EST] or e-mail address imcgregor@timecaplabs.com.

Consumers taking these recalled product lots of Metformin ER Tablets should continue taking it until a doctor or pharmacist gives them a replacement or a different treatment option. It could be dangerous for patients with type 2 diabetes to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their health care professional. Consumer should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Source: FDA


Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Riomet ER™ (Metformin Hydrochloride for Extended-Release Oral Suspension) Due to N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Content Above the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) Limit

September 23, 2020 -- Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. (Sun Pharma), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Riomet ER™ (metformin hydrochloride for extended-release oral suspension), 500 mg per 5 mL to the consumer level. The reason for the recall is due to the level of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which has been found to be above the allowable Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) limit established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables. To date, Sun Pharma has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Riomet ER™ (metformin hydrochloride for extended-release oral suspension) is a prescription oral medication indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients 10 years of age and older with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Riomet ER™, when reconstituted, is packaged in a 16 oz. (473 mL) round bottle. Each carton contains one bottle of drug pellets, one bottle of diluent, and one dosing cup. The affected Riomet ER™ is the following lot:

Product Name

Lot
Number

NDC Number

Expiration Date

Number of Units

Riomet ER™ (metformin hydrochloride for extended-
release oral suspension),
500 mg per 5 mL
AB06381 10631-019-17 10/2021 747 cartons

The product can be identified by the bottles or carton labeled as Riomet ER™ (metformin hydrochloride for extended-release oral suspension), containing the specific Lot Number and Expiration Date referenced above or on the labeling below. The product was distributed nationwide to wholesale customers.

Sun Pharma is notifying its distributors and customers through its third-party Recall Coordinator (Inmar Inc.), via FedEx standard overnight shipping and will arrange for return of all recalled products.

Distributors and retailers that have Riomet ER™ (metformin hydrochloride for extended release oral suspension), which is being recalled, should stop distributing and return it to place of purchase or as directed in the recall notification.

Patients taking Riomet ER™ (metformin hydrochloride for extended-release oral suspension), 500 mg per 5 mL are advised to continue taking their medication and contact their pharmacist, physician, or medical provider for advice regarding an alternative treatment. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, it could be dangerous for patients with this serious condition to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their health care professionals. Please visit the agency’s website for more information at https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-and-press-announcements-ndma-metformin.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Sun Pharma by calling 1-800-818-4555 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST or e-mailing drug.safetyUSA@sunpharma.com. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Source: FDA


Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500 mg and 750 mg Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity

August 20, 2020 -- Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Short Hills, NJ is voluntarily recalling one (1) lot of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500 mg, 1000 count bottles and one (1) lot of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 750 mg, 100 count bottles within expiry to the consumer level due to the detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels above the Acceptable Daily Intake Limit. This product was manufactured by Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh in June 2019, for U.S. distribution by Bayshore.

Bayshore was notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) that one lot (Lot number 18657) of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg was tested and showed results for N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels in excess of the Acceptable Daily Intake Limit (ADI) and recommended recall of the one tested lot.

Bayshore has agreed to recall this lot, and out of an abundance of caution, the company has tested samples from eight (8) lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets manufactured using same API lot of the failed lot. Out of eight (8) lots, one lot (Lot number 18657) of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg and one lot (Lot number 18641) of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg have showed N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels in excess of the Acceptable Daily Intake Limit (ADI). Hence, Bayshore has decided to recall the two lots (Lot number 18641 and 18657). To date, neither Bayshore nor Beximco have received any reports of adverse events related to use of the product.

Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables.

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500 mg and 750 mg are indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Patients who have received impacted lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg and 750 mg are advised to continue taking their medication and contact their pharmacist, physician, or medical provider for advice regarding an alternative treatment. According to the FDA, it could be dangerous for patients with this serious condition to stop taking their Metformin without first talking to their healthcare professionals. Please visit the agency’s website for more information at https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-and-press-announcements-ndma-metformin.

The Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500 mg and 750 mg lots subject to the recall are identified in the table below.

Product Name

Strength

Pack Size

NDC Number

Lot Number

Expiration

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500 mg 500 mg 1000’s Bottle 76385-128-10 18641 MAY 2021
Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 750 mg 750 mg 100’s Bottle 76385-129-01 18657 MAY 2021

The affected Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500 mg 750 mg, lots were distributed nationwide in the USA by Bayshore directly to Wholesalers and Distributors. Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, LLC is in the process of notifying its customers affected by this recall by phone and through recall notification and is arranging for return of the entire recalled product. Anyone with an existing inventory of the product should quarantine the recalled lots immediately.

Customers and patients with medical-related questions, who wish to report an adverse event, or quality issues about the products being recalled should contact Bayshore Pharmaceuticals LLC Information by phone at: 877-372-6093.

Patients wishing to return product may contact Bayshore’s product recall processor Qualanex, LLC to obtain instructions and a return kit for returning their medication:

  • Contact Qualanex at 888-504-2013
  • Qualanex will provide the materials needed to return their medication and instructions for reimbursement.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

Patient safety and product quality are critical to Bayshore. Bayshore will continue to partner with, and regularly update, all relevant regulatory authorities as relevant information becomes available.

Source: FDA


Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntarily Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, 500mg and 1000mg Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity

July 8, 2020 -- Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily recalling all batches of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500mg and 1000mg to the consumer level. As part of the ongoing assessment and continuation of the dialog with the FDA, additional analysis revealed that certain tested batches were above the Acceptable Daily Intake Limit for the impurity N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling all batches of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500mg and 1000mg in the US. To date, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables.

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP is a prescription oral medication indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500mg and 1000mg is packaged in 60, 90 and 100 count bottles and was distributed nationwide in the US to wholesalers, distributors, drug chain, mail order pharmacies and supermarkets. The recalled NDC’s are included in the table below:

Product

Strengths

NDC

Distribution Dates

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP

 

500mg

 

68180-338-01

 

11/21/2018 - 05/27/2020

 

1000mg

 

68180-339-09
500mg 68180-336-07 11/05/2018 - 05/22/2020
1000mg 68180-337-07

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is notifying its wholesalers, distributors, drug chain, mail order pharmacies and supermarkets by phone and through recall notification and is arranging for the return of all the recalled product NDC’s.

Patients taking Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg and 1000mg, are advised to continue taking their medication and contact their pharmacist, physician, or medical provider for advice regarding an alternative treatment. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, it could be dangerous for patients with this serious condition to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their health care professionals. Please visit the agency’s website for more information at https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-and-press-announcements-ndma-metformin.

Wholesalers, distributors, and retailers that have Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500mg and 1000mg that are being recalled should discontinue distribution of the recalled product NDC’s immediately and return it to Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc., 635 Vine St, Winston Salem, NC 27101. Tel: (855) 532-1856.

Consumers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers with questions regarding this recall should contact Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc. at (855) 532-1856 Monday – Friday 09:00 am to 05:00 pm EST. For reimbursement, please have the recalled NDC’s returned to Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc.; the NDC number can be found on the top of the bottle label.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Source: FDA


Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 750 mg Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity

July 6, 2020 -- Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Chantilly, VA is voluntarily recalling twelve (12) lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 750 mg, 100 and 500 count bottles within expiry to the consumer level due to the detection of NNitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels above the Acceptable Daily Intake Limit.

Granules’ test results showed NDMA levels above the FDA acceptable limit in one (1) out of the twelve (12) batches distributed to the US market. All other batches continue to remain within the specifications. Out of abundance of caution Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has decided to voluntarily recall all twelve (12) of the distributed lots within expiry of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 750 mg from the market.

Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events that have been confirmed to be directly related to this recall as of the date of this letter.

Granules Metformin Hydrochloride Immediate-Release Tablets USP, 500 mg, 850 mg & 1000 mg and Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500 mg are not affected by this recall.

Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables.

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 750 mg are indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 750 mg lots subject to the recall is identified in the table below.

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 750 mg

NDC

Bottle Count

Lot/Expiration

70010-492-01 100 count bottles 4920003A/May-21
4920004A/Jun-21
4920005A/Jun-21
4920009A/Nov-21
4920010A/May-22
4920011A/Jun-22
4920012A/Jun-22
4920013A/Jul-22 4920014A/Jul-22
4920015A/Aug-22
4920016A/Jan-23
70010-492-05 500 count bottles 4920005B/Jun-21

The affected Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 750 mg, lots were distributed nationwide in the USA directly to Distributors, and Retailers. Granules Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is in the process of notifying its distributers and customers affected by this recall via mail (FedEx standard overnight) by mailing a recall notification letter and is arranging for return of the entire recalled product. Anyone with an existing inventory of the product should quarantine the recalled lots immediately.

Customers and patients with questions regarding this recall or wishing to return product may contact Inmar Pharmaceutical Services product recall processor to obtain instructions and a return kit for returning their medication:

  • Contact Inmar at 888-985-9117 (Hours of Operation: 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time, Monday – Friday) or email Inmar at: rxrecalls@inmar.com
  • Inmar will provide the materials needed to return their medication and instructions for reimbursement.

If you would like to report any adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product you may contact Granules Drug Safety by phone at 1-877-7703183 Monday - Friday, 8:00 am EST to 8:00 pm EST, or via e-mail at drugs.safety@granulesindia.com.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Source: FDA


Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntarily Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500mg Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)

June 11, 2020 -- Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily recalling Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP (generic equivalent of Fortamet®), 500mg, lot G901203 to the consumer level. FDA analysis revealed that this lot exceeded the Acceptable Daily Intake Limit for the impurity N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). To date, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables.

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500mg is a prescription oral medication indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is packaged in a bottle containing 60 tablets with NDC 68180-336-07. The affected lot of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500mg is included in below table:

Product Name

NDC

Lot Number

Expiration Date

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500mg 68180-336-07 G901203 12/2020

The product can be identified by the NDC and the lot number available on the side of the bottle label. Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500mg was distributed nationwide in the USA to wholesalers, distributors, and mail order pharmacies.

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is notifying its wholesalers, distributors, and mail order pharmacies by phone and through recall notification and is arranging for the return of all the recalled product lot. Patients taking Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg, are advised to continue taking their medication and contact their pharmacist, physician, or medical provider for advice regarding an alternative treatment. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, it could be dangerous for patients with this serious condition to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their health care professionals. Please visit the agency’s website for more information at https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-and-press-announcements-ndma-metformin.

Wholesalers, distributors, and retailers that have Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500mg which is being recalled should discontinue distribution of the recalled product lot immediately and return it to Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc., 635 Vine St, Winston Salem, NC 27101. Tel: (855) 532-1856.

Consumers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers with questions regarding this recall should contact Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc. at (855) 532-1856 Monday – Friday 09:00 am to 05:00 pm EST. For reimbursement, please have the recalled lot returned to Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc.; the lot number can be found on the side of the bottle.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

About Lupin Pharmaceuticals

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the U.S. based wholly-owned subsidiary of Lupin Limited and is the 3rd largest pharmaceutical company in the U.S. based on total prescriptions. Together, all Lupin-owned entities combine to make up the 8th largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world by revenue size.Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is dedicated to delivering high-quality medications across many treatment areas. Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s branded pharmaceuticals division, is the provider of products designed to help prevent and manage women’s health conditions with serious health consequences.

Source: FDA


Apotex Corp. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets 500 mg Due to the Detection of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)

June 05, 2020 -- Apotex is expanding the previously announced Retail Level recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg that was initiated on May 29, 2020 to Consumer Level.

May 29, 2020 -- Apotex Corp is voluntarily recalling all lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg within expiry to retail level.

Apotex was notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) that one lot of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP was tested and showed results for N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels in excess of the Acceptable Daily Intake Limit (ADI) and recommended recall of the one tested lot. Apotex Corp has agreed to recall this lot, and out of an abundance of caution, the company is extending the recall to all lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets in the US. Apotex stopped selling this product in the US in February 2019, and there remains only limited product on the market. To date, Apotex has not received any reports of adverse events related to use of the product.

Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables.

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP is a prescription oral product indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults and pediatric patients 10 years of age and older with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The affected Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP can be identified by NDC numbers stated on the product label.

Product Strength Pack Size NDC Number
Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg 100's Bottle 60505-0260-1

The affected Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets were distributed nationwide in the USA to Warehousing Chains. Apotex Corp. is in a process of notifying its affected direct account Wholesaler, Distributor, Chain Distribution and Warehousing Chains via mail (FedEx Standard Overnight) by mailing a recall notification letter and is arranging for return of all recalled product.

Wholesalers, Distributors and Retailers should return the recalled product to the place of purchase. Anyone with an existing inventory of the product should quarantine the recalled lots immediately. Customers who purchased the impacted product directly from Apotex can call Inmar Rx Solutions at 1-888-985-9014 (option 1) (9:00am – 5:00-pm, EST Monday thru Friday), to arrange for their return.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Apotex Corp. by phone at 1-800-706-5575 (8:30am – 5:00pm, EST Monday thru Friday) or email address UScustomerservice@Apotex.com. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Source: FDA


Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP 500 mg and 750 mg Due to Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)

June 05, 2020 -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. is voluntarily recalling fourteen (14) lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg and 750 mg, 100 and 1000 count bottles, in the United States to the consumer-level due to the detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels in excess of the Acceptable Daily Intake Limit (ADI).

NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables.

Metformin Hydrochloride is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The lots being recalled are packaged under the Actavis Pharma, Inc. label and are contained in the table below. They were distributed nationwide in the USA as retail bottles of 100 tablets and 1000 tablets to Teva’s direct customers between January 8, 2019 and May 27, 2020.

The affected Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg and 750 mg, being recalled are described as:

  • Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg, white to off-white capsule shaped tablets, debossed with an Andrx logo with “571”on one side and “500” on the opposite side.
  • Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg, light yellow capsule shaped tablets, debossed with an Andrx logo with “577” on one side and “750” on the opposite side.
NDC Product Description Lot Number Expiration
62037-571-01 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg 100 Count 1329548A 06/2020
62037-571-01 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg 100 Count 1338302M 10/2020
62037-571-01 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg 100 Count 1348968M 10/2020
62037-571-01 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg 100 Count 1348969M 11/2020
62037-571-01 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg 100 Count 1348970M 10/2020
62037-571-01 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg 100 Count 1376339M 09/2021
62037-571-10 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg 1000 Count 1323460M 06/2020
62037-571-10 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg 1000 Count 1330919M 06/2020
62037-571-10 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg 1000 Count 1338300A 10/2020
62037-571-10 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg 1000 Count 1341135M 12/2020
62037-571-10 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg 1000 Count 1391828M 11/2021
62037-577-01 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg 100 Count 1333338M 08/2020
62037-577-01 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg 100 Count 1333339A 08/2020
62037-577-10 Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg 1000 Count 1354471A 02/2021

Teva is notifying its distributors and customers affected by this recall via FedEx overnight mailing. Patients taking Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg and 750 mg, are advised to continue taking their medication and contact their pharmacist, physician, or medical provider for advice regarding an alternative treatment. According to the US Food & Drug Administration, It could be dangerous for patients with this serious condition to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their health care professionals. Please visit the agency’s website for more information at https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-and-press-announcements-ndma-metformin.

Customers and patients with medical-related questions, who wish to report an adverse event, or quality issues about the Teva products being recalled should contact Teva Medical Information by phone at: 888-838-2872, option 3, then, option 4. Live calls are received Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time with voicemail available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week or by email at druginfo@tevapharm.com.

Patients wishing to return product may contact Teva’s product recall processor to obtain instructions and a return kit for returning their medication:

  • Contact Inmar at 1-855-532-1850 (Hours of Operation: 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time, Monday – Friday) or email Inmar at: tevarecalls@inmar.com.
  • Inmar will provide the materials needed to return their medication and instructions for reimbursement.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Patient safety and product quality are critical to Teva. Teva will continue to partner with, and regularly update, all relevant regulatory authorities as relevant information becomes available.

Source: FDA


Marksans Pharma Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg, Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)

June 05, 2020 -- Marksans Pharma Limited, India is voluntarily recalling Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg, lot # XP9004, to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the product to contain N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels in excess of the Acceptable Daily Intake Limit (ADI) of 96ng/day.

Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables. Marksans Pharma Limited has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall to date.

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and is packaged in 100 count bottles with NDC code 49483-623-01. The affected Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg, are white to off white, capsule shaped, biconvex tablets, debossed with ‘101’ on one side and plain on the other side.

Product name: Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets USP, 500 mg

Lot #: XP9004

Expiry Date (MM/YYYY): 12/2020

The product can be identified by lot # XP9004 and expiration date 12/2020. Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg, lot # XP9004 was distributed by Time-Cap Labs, Inc. (located at 7 Michael Avenue, Farmingdale, New York 11735) nationwide in the USA to wholesalers who further distributed to pharmacies.

Marksans Pharma Limited is notifying its distributors and customers by issuing notification letter and press release and is arranging for return/replacement etc. of recalled product lot. Distributors/retailers that have Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg, lot # XP9004 which is being recalled should return to place of purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall and return can contact Ms. Irene McGregor (Vice President, Regulatory Affairs) of Time-Cap Labs, Inc., located at 7 Michael Avenue, Farmingdale, New York 11735, by phone number 631-753-9090; ext. 160, [Monday to Friday 8am-5pm EST] or e-mail address imcgregor@timecaplabs.com.

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178 or call Time-Cap Labs, Inc. at 1-877-376-4271 or Fax at 631-753-2220

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Source: FDA


Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets, USP, 500 mg and 750 mg, Due to Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity

June 01, 2020 -- Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC Bridgewater, New Jersey (Amneal), is voluntarily recalling all lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets, USP, 500 mg and 750 mg, within expiry to the Retail Level.

Amneal was notified by the U.S. FDA that the Agency’s testing of seven lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets, USP, 500 mg and 750 mg, showed N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) amounts above acceptable FDA levels. FDA recommended the recall of the seven tested lots. Amneal has agreed to this recall and has further decided to extend the recall to all lots within expiry of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets, USP, 500 mg and 750 mg, out of an abundance of caution. Further scientific evaluations are ongoing at Amneal.

To date, Amneal has not received any reports of adverse events that have been confirmed to be directly related to this recall.

Amneal’s Metformin Hydrochloride Immediate Release Tablets, USP are not affected by this recall.

Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables.

Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP, 500 mg and 750 mg, manufactured by Amneal, are prescription, solid oral products that are indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

The Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets, USP, 500 mg and 750 mg, subject to the recall, are identified by the NDC numbers stated on the product label.

Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP, 500 mg

53746-178-01 100 count bottles
53746-178-05 500 count bottles
53746-178-10 1000 count bottles
53746-178-90 90 count bottles
53746-178-Bulk Bulk Box
65162-178-09 90 count bottles
65162-178-10 100 count bottles
65162-178-11 1000 count bottles
65162-178-50 500 count bottles

Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP, 750 mg

53746-179-01 1000 count bottles
53746-179-Bulk Bulk Box
65162-179-10 100 count bottles

The affected Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets, USP, 500 mg and 750 mg, lots were distributed nationwide in the US directly to Wholesalers, Distributors, Retailers and Repackagers.

Amneal is notifying its direct customers via mail (UPS Standard Overnight) by mailing a recall notification letter and is arranging for return of all the recalled product. Anyone with an existing inventory of the product should quarantine the recalled lots immediately.

Customers who purchased the impacted product directly from Amneal may call Amneal at 1-833-582-0812 or email to AmnealproductrecallDS@amneal.com, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, EST, for further information.

Retailers who have Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets, USP, 500 mg or 750 mg, which are being recalled, should cease dispensing and contact Inmar at 855-532-1851 or via email at Rxcalls@inmar.com Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, EST, to arrange for product return.

If you would like to report any adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product you may contact Amneal Drug Safety by phone at 1-877-835-5472, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, EST, or via e-mail at DrugSafety@amneal.com.

Any adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Source: FDA


Metformin-containing Drugs: Drug Safety Communication - Revised Warnings for Certain Patients With Reduced Kidney Function

ISSUE: FDA is requiring labeling changes regarding the recommendations for metformin-containing medicines for diabetes to expand metformin’s use in certain patients with reduced kidney function. The current labeling strongly recommends against use of metformin in some patients whose kidneys do not work normally. FDA was asked to review numerous medical studies regarding the safety of metformin use in patients with mild to moderate impairment in kidney function, and to change the measure of kidney function in the metformin drug labeling that is used to determine whether a patient can receive metformin.

FDA concluded, from the review of studies published in the medical literature, that metformin can be used safely in patients with mild impairment in kidney function and in some patients with moderate impairment in kidney function. FDA is requiring changes to the metformin labeling to reflect this new information and provide specific recommendations on the drug’s use in patients with mild to moderate kidney impairment.

FDA is also requiring manufacturers to revise the labeling to recommend that the measure of kidney function used to determine whether a patient can receive metformin be changed from one based on a single laboratory parameter (blood creatinine concentration) to one that provides a better estimate of renal function (i.e., glomerular filtration rate estimating equation (eGFR)). This is because in addition to blood creatinine concentration, the glomerular filtration rate takes into account additional parameters that are important, such as the patient’s age, gender, race and/or weight. See the FDA Drug Safety Communication for additional information, including a data summary and a list of metformin-containing drugs.

BACKGROUND: Metformin-containing medicines are available by prescription only and are used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. When untreated, type 2 diabetes can lead to serious problems, including blindness, nerve and kidney damage, and heart disease. Metformin-containing medicines are available as single-ingredient products and also in combination with other drugs used to treat diabetes. The current drug labeling strongly recommends against metformin use in some patients whose kidneys do not work normally because use of metformin in these patients can increase the risk of developing a serious and potentially deadly condition called lactic acidosis, in which too much lactic acid builds up in the blood.

RECOMMENDATION: Healthcare professionals should follow the latest recommendations when prescribing metformin-containing medicines to patients with impaired kidney function. Patients should talk to their health care professionals if they have any questions or concerns about taking metformin.

The labeling recommendations on how and when kidney function is measured in patients receiving metformin will include the following information: 

  • Before starting metformin, obtain the patient’s eGFR.
  • Metformin is contraindicated in patients with an eGFR below 30 mL/minute/1.73 m2.
  • Starting metformin in patients with an eGFR between 30-45 mL/minute/1.73 m2 is not recommended.
  • Obtain an eGFR at least annually in all patients taking metformin. In patients at increased risk for the development of renal impairment such as the elderly, renal function should be assessed more frequently.
  • In patients taking metformin whose eGFR later falls below 45 mL/minute/1.73 m2, assess the benefits and risks of continuing treatment.  Discontinue metformin if the patient’s eGFR later falls below 30 mL/minute/1.73 m2.
  • Discontinue metformin at the time of or before an iodinated contrast imaging procedure in patients with an eGFR between 30 and 60 mL/minute/1.73 m2; in patients with a history of liver disease, alcoholism, or heart failure; or in patients who will be administered intra-arterial iodinated contrast.  Re-evaluate eGFR 48 hours after the imaging procedure; restart metformin if renal function is stable. 

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

[04/08/2016 - Drug Safety Communication - FDA]
 


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