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FDA alert: Compounded drug product containing pyrimethamine and toltrazuril

Recall date
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Brand

Rapid Equine Solutions
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Lot code/Notes

One lot of a compounded combination drug product containing pyrimethamine and toltrazuril has been associated with adverse events resulting in the death or euthanization of at least three horses. The product was labeled as containing toltrazuril 416 mg/ml and pyrimethamine 17 mg/ml, packaged in 60 ml oral paste syringes for treatment of Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM). Testing showed the product contained approx. 18-21 times the labeled level of pyrimethamine. For more information see: https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/cvm-updates/compounded-unapproved-animal-drugs-rapid-equine-solutions-linked-three-horse-deaths.
Reason
Adverse events leading to the deaths of at least three horses