The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a voluntary recall of a thyroid medication over concerns of potential problems with an ingredient.
The FDA’s statement says that the recalled medications were “manufactured using active pharmaceutical ingredients that were sourced prior to the FDA’s import alert.”
However, because these drugs may be used to treat serious medical conditions, the FDA advises patients taking the medication to continue to do so until they can get a replacement.
CEO of Westminster Pharmaceuticals Gajan Mahendiran has said the following regarding the precautionary recall:
“Westminster Pharmaceuticals aims to ensure that integrity is embedded in our reputation through the products we develop and market. We will never compromise when it comes to providing our patients with the caliber of medication they deserve. While we stand behind the quality of our product, we are taking the utmost precaution by recalling our Thyroid, USP Tablets only to the wholesale level due to a recent inspection by the FDA at one of our active ingredient manufacturers.”
The following Levothyroxine and Liothyronine thyroid tablets are included:
A recorded statement is available at 1-800-354-9939, where Westminster Pharmaceuticals says, “If your medication is dosed in micrograms (mcg), your medication is not included in this recall.”
A full list of the affected products with lot numbers and expiration dates can be found here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm616601.htm
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