METFORMIN RECALL from Mediguard.org

imsuzie2
By imsuzie2 Latest Reply 2011-06-03 02:09:59 -0500
Started 2011-06-02 01:30:04 -0500

Sandoz Inc. Recalls Single Lot of Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets 1000 mg
Sandoz Inc. has recalled a single lot of Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets 1000 mg. Lot number BJ0003 is being recalled because bottles in this lot may contain Metformin 500 mg tablets as well as the 1000 mg tablets.

Metformin is used in the treatment of diabetes. Metformin is also sold under the brand name Glucophage, Fortamet, Glumetza, and Riomet. No other lots, strengths, or brands of Metformin were involved in this recall.

To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit:
http://www.mediguard.org/r/0WeT4iM5upM
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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
This recall for Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets 1000 mg from Sandoz Inc. was issued at a warehouse and pharmacy level only. The FDA and the manufacturer have determined that any recalled product that may have been dispensed to patients does not pose a significant health risk. However, if you take Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets 1000 mg, you may wish to check your prescription and return it to your pharmacy if your prescription contains different sized tablet. If you have concerns about your medicine or think you are experiencing side effects, you should speak to your doctor.
For updated risk ratings on all of your registered medications, or to update your medication list, please log into your profile (https://www.mediguard.org/user).


4 replies

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-06-03 02:09:59 -0500 Report

Thanks for shareing this info. I just received the notice today in an e-mail from Mediguard. I only take the 500 mg tablet but it is nice to keep informed on things like this. So again thanks for shareing.

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-06-02 23:37:27 -0500 Report

Thanks for the heads-up, imsusie2, but it doesn't seem like a big deal to me. I'm sure there some people out there to whom it will be a big deal, though. Some systems are pretty sensitive to changes. I don't think I would be sensitive enough to change that it would matter to me, but I don't have to worry, because I take 850mg tablets.

imsuzie2
imsuzie2 2011-06-02 23:40:33 -0500 Report

I take 500mg, but some of us in the community might take the 1000mg. Just wanted to share the info.

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-06-02 23:50:31 -0500 Report

I know, and that's good. Its always a good idea to share any new information we receive. One never knows how important to our friends in the Community. Even if it helps one person, its benefit outweighs the effort involved in sharing. Good job! Mara