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Diabetes Med Recalled

December 22, 2017

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. is recalling 4- and 16-ounce bottles of cherry-flavored Riomet (metformin hydrochloride) oral solution, 500 mg/5 mL (NDC 10631-206-01, NDC 10631-206-02), because of microbial contamination. The recall was included in the December 20, 2017, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Report.

The recall is for Riomet from lots 160031A and A160031B, which have a November 2017 expiration date. The product was manufactured for Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc. and distributed across the United States by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries.

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries initiated the voluntary recall April 18, 2017. The FDA designated it Class II December 13, 2017. The classification suggests use of the affected drug could cause temporary or reversible adverse effects. The likelihood of serious harm, however, is remote.

Available with a prescription, Riomet is a liquid metformin to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

Jolynn Tumolo

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