Check Your Medications for These Two Common FDA Recalled Drugs
Time to take a good look at the medications you're taking, because the FDA has recalled two very common drugs this week.
The two medications involved in the recall are used to treat Type 2 Diabetes and those suffering from attack or pain stemming from coronary artery disease. Both medications have been prescribed throughout the country.
Involved in the recall is Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release tablets manufactured from the pharmaceutical company Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc. out of New Jersey. According to the announcement from the company on the FDA website, the company has voluntarily recalled 33 lots of the 750mg Metformin tablets.
The recall stems from batches of the drug being found to have a carcinogen known as NDMA. You can view the batch numbers involved in the recall here. If you are using that drug you should contact your doctor, and per the release should continue to use Metformin until a replacement is provided.
The second drug recalled is Nitroglycerin Lingual Spray. The spray, sold under the brand name, Perrigo, is primarily used for quick action treatment for patients feeling attack or pain from coronary artery disease. The recall is specific to the 12g spray bottle and not the 4.9g spray bottle of this medication according to the FDA website announcement.
The recall of the Nitroglycerin Lingual Spray is due to some of the spray units not dispensing the medication as designed. The lots involved in the recall are numbers 150892, 153199, and 156041. Anyone who has one of these sprays on hand should throw it away, and consult your prescribing physician.