Recalls & safety alerts

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Metformin hydrochloride

Recall date
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Brand

Multiple brands
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Lot code/Notes

Apotex – All lots (https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/apotex-corp-issues-voluntary-nationwide-recall-metformin-hydrochloride-extended-release-tablets)

Amneal – All lots (https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/amneal-pharmaceuticals-llc-issues-voluntary-nationwide-recall-metformin-hydrochloride-extended)

Marksans (labeled as Time-Cap) – One lot (XP9004) (https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/marksans-pharma-limited-issues-voluntary-nationwide-recall-metformin-hydrochloride-extended-release)

Lupin – One lot (G901203) (https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/lupin-pharmaceuticals-inc-issues-voluntarily-nationwide-recall-one-lot-metformin-hydrochloride)

Teva (labeled as Actavis) – 14 lots (https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/teva-pharmaceuticals-usa-inc-initiates-voluntary-nationwide-recall-metformin-hydrochloride-extended)
Reason
Due to N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above the acceptable intake limit in certain lots