FDA Recalls 2 Thyroid Medications Due to Impurity Risk


WARNING!  RECALLED prescription medicine.  If you are taking thyroid medicine or know someone who is you need to read this.


According to the USDA website, Westminster Pharmaceuticals has recalled all unexpired lots of levothyroxine and liothyronine (thyroid tablets, USP) 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg to the wholesale level.

“These products are being recalled as a precaution because they were manufactured using active pharmaceutical ingredients that were sourced prior to the FDA’s Import Alert of Sichuan Friendly Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., which as a result of a 2017 inspection were found to have deficiencies with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Substandard cGMP practices could represent the possibility of risk being introduced into the manufacturing process.”

To find the full list of recalled products, be sure to check out the lot numbers and expiration dates in the chart over on the FDA’s website.

People who take the medication are being directed to continue daily use of their prescription until they have a replacement.

“The recall is voluntary and there have so far been no reported adverse reactions to the recalled medication. And because this medication is used to treat serious medical conditions, it’s important to not discontinue use unless otherwise directed by your doctor.”

 



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