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Diabetes Tablets Recalled

July 27, 2018

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. is voluntarily recalling 2508 bottles of metformin hydrochloride extended release tablets, USP, 500 mg (NDC 62756-142-02), because a piece of a rubber glove was detected in a tablet, according to the July 25, 2018, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Report.

The recall affects 500-count bottles from lot JKT0042A, which has an expiration date of January 2021. Bottles from the lot were distributed in Arizona.

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries initiated the recall July 3, 2018. On July 13, 2018, the FDA designated the recall Class II, signaling use of the affected tablets could cause temporary health problems. The likelihood of serious harm is remote.

Metformin is a prescription medication used to control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Jolynn Tumolo

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