HSA warns of Actavis drug recall

| 05/08/2008

(CNS): According to an HSA release, Actavis Totowa LLC, one of the five largest generic pharmaceuticals companies in the world has announced a voluntary recall, to the retail level, of all drug products manufactured at its Little Falls, New Jersey facility. The company said the move is a precautionary, voluntary action following an inspection conducted by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this year. The inspection at Little Falls revealed operations which did not meet the FDA’s or Actavis’ standards for good manufacturing practices.

 Actavis Totowa LLC said the action is not prompted by product complaints or health hazards associated with the products, which are all prescription medications and is advising patients who may have these medicines in their possession should continue to take them in accordance with their prescriptions, as the risk of suddenly stopping needed medication may place patients at risk. However, Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kiran Kumar is advising patients who have such medication to consult their physician or the pharmacy where they purchased the medication for alternatives as soon as possible and to continue current medication until such time.

Below is a full list of all products being recalled by Actavis Totowa LLC at their Little Falls, New Jersey facility. Actavis products manufactured in other facilities are not affected by this recall.

Amantadine 100mg capsules
Amibid DM ER tablets
Amibid DM tablets
Amidrine capsules
Amigesic 500 mg caplets and 750 mg caplets
Amitex PSE tablets
Bellamine S tablets
Betaxolol 10 mg and 20 mg tablets USP
Buspirone HCL 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg and 30mg tablets
Carisoprodol & Aspirin tablets
Carisoprodol, Aspirin & Codeine tablets
Carisoprodol 350mg tablets
Chlordiazepoxide w/ Clidinium Bromide capsules
Chlorzoxazone 250mg
Cilostazol tablets 100mg
Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate 500 mg, 750 mg and 1000 mg tablets
Cyclobenzaprine HCL 5 mg and 10 mg
Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate 4 mg and 6 mg tablets
Dipyridamole 25 mg, 50mg, and 75 mg tablets
Glyburide 1.5 mg, 3.0 mg and 6.0 mg tablets
Guaifenesin & Codeine Phosphate tablets
Guaifenesin & Phenylephrine tablets
Guanfacine 1.0 mg and 2.0 mg HCl tablets
Hydrocodone & Homatropine tablets
Hydromorphone HCl tablets
Hydroxyzine 10 mg, 25 mg and 50 mg tablets
Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.125 mg SL
Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.375mg SR tablets
Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.125 mg (oral) tablets
Isradipine 2.5 mg and 5 mg capsules
Loxapine 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg capsules
Meclizine Chewable 25 mg tablets
Meloxicam 7.5 mg and 15 mg tablets
Meperidine & Promethazine capsules
Meperidine HCl 100 mg and 50 mg tablets
Methenamine Mandelate 0.5 g and 1.0 g tablets
Mirtazapine 15 mg, 30 mg, and 45 mg tablets
Mirtazapine OD tablets, 15 mg, 30 mg and 45 mg
Multi-ret Folic 500 mg tablets
Multi-vita-bets 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg FL & FE tablets
Multi-vita-bets 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg and 1 mg FL tablets
Naltrexone 50mg tablets
Oxycodone & Acetaminophen 5/500mg capsules
Oxycodone HCl 5 mg, 15 mg and 30 mg tablets
Oxycodone HCl 5 mg capsules
Pentazocine & Acetaminophen tablets
Pentazocine & Naloxone tablets
Phenazopyridine HCl 100 mg and 200 mg tablets
Phendimetrazine Tartrate 35mg tablets
Phentermine HCl 37.5 mg tablets
Phentermine HCl 15 mg, 30 mg and 37.5 mg capsules
Prenatal Formula 3 tablets
Prenatal Plus 27 mg FE tablets
Prenatal Rx tablets
Quinaretic 10mg/12.5mg, 20 mg/12.5 mg and 20 mg/25 mg tablets
Rifampin 300mg capsules
Sodium FL 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg tablets
Tizanidine HCl 2 mg and 4 mg tablets
Trimethobenzamide 300mg capsules
Trimipramine Maleate 25mg, 50mg, 100mg capsules
Trivita 1 mg FL tablets
Ursodiol capsules, 300mg
Vitacon Forte capsules
Vitaplex Plus tablets
Vitaplex tablets (FC)
Yohimbine HCl 5.4 mg tablets

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