Recalls & safety alerts

When veterinary products, pet foods or other animal-related items are recalled, or alerts are issued about safety concerns, you need to know. AVMA tracks this information and reports veterinary recalls and alerts as soon as they are verified. You also can follow @AVMARecallWatch on Twitter to see updates when new alerts are issued.

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