Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets, 500mg
On May 28, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Apotex Corp. is recalling all lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets, 500mg.
Apotex Corp. is recalling all lots of this medication because it may have amounts of an ingredient which could cause cancer.
Your health and safety are important to us. If you are currently taking Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release Tablets, 500 mg, that are made by Apotex Corp., please contact your health care provider to discuss which other treatments or medicines made by other manufacturers that may be appropriate.
For more information, please visit https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/apotex-corp-issues-voluntary-nationwide-recall-metformin-hydrochloride-extended-release-tablets for more information. You can also call the Horizon NJ Health Pharmacy Help Desk at 1-800-682-9094 x81016 (TTY 711), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time.