Alkem Laboratories Recalls Several Lots of Metformin Hydrochloride, Tablets USP, 850 mg and 1000 mg

By imsuzie2 Latest Reply 2012-03-01 11:42:30 -0600
Started 2012-01-05 02:51:21 -0600

Alkem Laboratories Recalls Several Lots of Metformin Hydrochloride, Tablets USP, 850 mg and 1000 mg
Alkem Laboratories has recalled several lots of Metformin Hydrochloride, Tablets USP, 850 mg and 1000 mg. The following lot numbers have been recalled because these lots failed the manufacturer's routine tests that measure the tablets' ability to dissolve: 1140210, 1140212, 1140213, Exp.01/13; 1140376, 1140377, 1140378; Exp. 02/13;Lots 1140174, 1140182,1140183

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

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9 replies

granniesophie 2012-01-06 05:21:30 -0600 Report

I get my meds from a military pharmacy-no lot numbers, no expiration dates. Who knows if they are current on recalls! The price you pay for getting free drugs!!!
I belong to Mediguard too, Jim got me on it, and it's great. All my meds interact with each other, fun stuff! What's a gal to do ;)

pixsidust 2012-01-05 22:49:08 -0600 Report

How do I know if my medicine is from these lots?

GabbyPA 2012-01-08 13:16:12 -0600 Report

Ask your pharmacist. They are your best defense and let them know about the recall. They may be aware, but it good to let them know.

imsuzie2 2012-03-01 02:00:05 -0600 Report

James, Next time I am on the site, I will look for you and report back. Think you go to your profile or at the bottom of the page showing your meds is a place to add ( or add +) your meds. Took me a few times to get it right. Let me know if you get it…best on regular email as I do not get here as much as I used to. Hugs

jayabee52 2012-03-01 11:42:30 -0600 Report

I had been getting your epistles about you and Mike's doings. Haven't seen many lately! Good to hear from you!

imsuzie2 2012-01-05 19:18:03 -0600 Report

I signed up to and get alerts. When it is a diabetic related medication, I share. It is a great site…you list you meds and if something comes up with one of your meds, they send you an email…also tell you if your meds might interact with eachother. It is free. Hugs

jayabee52 2012-01-05 21:17:32 -0600 Report

Howdy S2! I have been on for a few years now. The service they perform is wonderful. However, I have yet to find out how to change or add meds.

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