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Thyroid Drug Recalled for Super Potency


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Acella Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling certain lots NP Thyroid tablets after testing found them to be “superpotent.”

Symptoms Caused by Super Potent NT Thyroid Tablets

According to CBS New York, patients who are taking NP Thyroid for hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), may experience the following symptoms of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid):

  • Weight loss
  • Heat intolerance
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Hypertension
  • Chest pain
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Heart rhythm disturbances

The company says the affected products may contain up to 115% of the labeled amount of Liothyronine. They also noted that pregnant women who have taken the drug may experience negative maternal and fetal outcomes, including miscarriage or “impairment to fetal development.”

Patients are advised to contact their doctors for a replacement prescription before discontinuing use.

What the Recall Includes

The recall includes 13 lots of 30-mg, 60-mg, and 90-mg tablets which were packaged in 100-count bottles. The following lot numbers are affected:

  • NP Thyroid 30 mg: Lot M329A19-1 expiration 20-Dec, lot M329H18-1 expiration 20-Jul, lot M329J18-1 expiration 20-Aug, lot M329J18-2 expiration 20-Aug, lot M329J18-3 expiration 20-Aug, lot M329M18-2 expiration 20-Nov
  • NP Thyroid 60 mg: Lot M330J18-2A expiration 20-Aug, lot M330J18-3 expiration 20-Aug
  • NP Thyroid 90 mg: Lot M331G18-1 expiration 20-Jun, lot M331J18-1 expiration 20-Aug, lot M331J18-2 expiration 20-Aug, lot M331M18-1 expiration 20-Nov, lot M331M18-2 expiration 20-Nov

Patients with questions about the recall can email Acella Pharmaceuticals at recall@acellapharma.com or contact Acella Customer Service at 1-800-541-4802, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET and Friday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm ET.

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