Metformin Recall

Jim Edwards
By Jim Edwards Latest Reply 2011-05-11 12:51:45 -0500
Started 2011-05-02 15:03:19 -0500

Just got a notice that the makers of Metformin have recalled the following lots:
500mg lots 1037223, 1037224, 1037239 and
1000mg lots 1029953 and 1042806

11 replies

katseyes 2011-05-11 11:31:59 -0500 Report

I take Metformine, 500 mg / once a day, No one has told me anything about it' Should i stop taking it and contact my Dr since she hasn't contacted me?

kdroberts 2011-05-11 11:53:04 -0500 Report

See if yours is part of the recall. If it's not made by the listed manufacturers and the lot numbers being recalled then there is no reason to stop.

imsuzie2 2011-05-03 21:07:28 -0500 Report

I'm signed up w/Mediguard as well/ Took awhile to decide to list my meds with them, but I like the service! S2

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-03 16:55:06 -0500 Report

Okay, here goes most of the requested info:
Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Matrix Laboratories Limited
To register all of your meds and supplements go to
the recall was issued by the FDA. Got a 2nd email from Mediguard that clarified it all saying that it was issued at the pharmaceutical level, so no meds got out into our hands. I am sorry I ever brought it up :(. I have sinned, I will go get the wet noodle of correction! Despite this false alarm, I have been happy with Mediguard's oversight of my meds. Jim

cavie2 2011-05-11 12:51:45 -0500 Report

Jim, just as a point of interest where is the 'wet noodle of correction' not heard this term before but then I come from Scotland UK

GabbyPA 2011-05-05 07:31:57 -0500 Report

It is good to know even if it didn't get out in the public. Caution should always be used with drugs, even the ones we think are safe.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-03 16:43:30 -0500 Report

My advice is to forget I posted it. When I got home, I check mine and they don't have lot #'s on them! Only your source knows what batch numbers that the had. Sorry :( Jim

denatrout1974 2011-05-03 09:27:53 -0500 Report

i called my pharmecy and they told me that this was back in march they had already took care of it,so my advice would be to call and check with your pharmecy.

GabbyPA 2011-05-03 07:54:26 -0500 Report

Also, would you be so kind as to post the link to where you received this tid bit of information. That way we can share it around with other friends and sites.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-03 16:46:23 -0500 Report

I would, if I knew how, but it does not matter since the bottles are not batched #. I have e-mailed Med-Guard, the source that provided this to let them know that the info is somewhat useless. But I will, tomorrow post their site as they watch, for free, all the meds and supplements that I take for interaction.