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Rugby Natural Iron Supplement Recalled Because Bottle May Contain Nausea Medicine Meclizine
Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. notified the public of a recall of one lot of the iron supplement Ferrous Sulfate Tablets 325 mg packaged by Rugby. This recall was issued after a pharmacist reported that a bottle of Ferrous Sulfate Tablets, 325 mg contained Meclizine HCl 25 mg tablets, a medicine used to treat nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness. The following product was recalled: Rugby NATURAL IRON SUPPLEMENT Ferrous Sulfate, 5 gr (325 mg) 100 tablets per bottle - lot 12G468, with an expiration date of 07/14. To view a photo of the recalled product, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm336108.htm Accidentally taking multiple doses of Meclizine may lead to serious unwanted effects, including impaired alertness, drowsiness, confusion, low blood pressure, coma, and difficulty breathing (respiratory depression). These unwanted effects become more serious as the dose is increased and may be life-threatening if not treated. Taking Meclizine HCl 25 mg may also cause serious side effects to those who drink alcohol or take sedative medications, those with a pre-existing CNS disorder, those with poor kidney or liver function, the elderly, and nursing infants of lactating mothers who received the medication. For more information, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm336107.htm
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Abbott Laboratories Recalls Single Lot of Synthroid tablets, 150 mcg
Abbott Laboratories has recalled a single lot of Synthroid (Levothyroxine Sodium) tablets, 150 mcg. Lot number 18262A8 is being recalled because one bottle in this lot was found to contain lower-dose, 75-microgram tablets. Synthroid contains the active ingredient levothyroxine and is commonly used in the treatment of thyroid hormone imbalance. Levothyroxine is also sold under other brand names. This recall alert only applies to the single lot of Synthroid (Levothyroxine Sodium) tablets, 150 mcg. No other levothyroxine products were involved in this recall. To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/enforcement/enforce_rpt-Event-Detail.cfm?action=detail&id=63791&w=01092013&lang=eng
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2013-01-18 Rugby Natural Iron Supplement Recalled Because Bottle May Contain Nausea Medicine Meclizine Iron FDA
2013-01-14 Abbott Laboratories Recalls Single Lot of Synthroid tablets, 150 mcg Levothyroxine FDA
2013-01-14 Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Recalls Several Lots of Tacrolimus Capsules 0.5 mg Tacrolimus FDA
2013-01-10 FDA Lowers Recommended Dose of Sedative Zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, and Zolpimist) Zolpidem FDA
2013-01-03 Physicians Total Care Recalls Several Lots of Enjuvia Tablets Estrogens Conjugated FDA
2013-01-02 Watson Pharma Recalls Select Lots of Caziant (Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol) Tablets Desogestrel with Ethinylestradiol FDA
2013-01-02 Genentech USA, Inc. Recalls Several Lots of CellCept Capsules, 250 mg Mycophenolate FDA
2013-01-02 Johnson and Johnson Recalls Several Lots of Clean & Clear Advantage, 3-in-1 foaming Wash Salicylic Acid FDA
2012-12-20 Pradaxa Contraindicated in Patients With Mechanical Heart Valves Dabigatran FDA
2012-12-19 FDA Warns That Hepatitis C Drug Incivek Can Cause Potentially Fatal Skin Reactions Telaprevir FDA
2012-12-19 Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief Nasal Gel Recalled Because of Bacteria Contamination Manufacturer
2012-12-17 FDA Warns Against Use of Xyrem With Alcohol, Insomnia Medicines, and Others Sodium Oxybate FDA
2012-12-12 FDA Publishes Results of Safety Review Update of Chantix and Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Varenicline FDA
2012-12-11 Proctor and Gamble Recalls Select Lots of Vicks NyQuil Cold & Flu, Nighttime Relief FDA
2012-12-11 GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Several Lots of Advair HFA 45/21 Inhalers Fluticasone Propionate with Salmeterol FDA
2012-12-07 Qualitest Recalls Over One Hundred Lots of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen FDA
2012-12-03 Raritan Pharmaceuticals Recalls Several Lots of Store Branded Fiber Supplements Psyllium Husk FDA
2012-12-02 Watson Laboratories Recalls Several Lots of Birth Control Pills: Zovia, Lutera, Zenchent, and Necon Zovia FDA
2012-12-02 Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Recalls Single Lot of Perphenazine Tablets, 8 mg Perphenazine FDA
2012-12-02 Mylan Pharmaceuticals Recalls Single Lot of Doxazosin Tablets 2 mg Doxazosin FDA
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