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Medication Safety Alerts

Lupin Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Recall

7/17/2020

On July 17, 2020, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. issued a recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release 500 mg tablets and 1000 mg tablets. This recall was issued because an unexpected impurity was found in these products that could be a health hazard or safety risk to plan members using product affected by this recall.

A complete list of the products included in this recall is provided here.

FDA recommends that consumers should continue taking metformin tablets even after recalls occur, until they consult with their health care professional who can prescribe a replacement. FDA has advised that it could be dangerous for patients with type 2 diabetes to stop taking their Metformin without first talking to their health care professionals.

Please call your health care professional right away for advice if you may be using affected product or if you do not know if you used affected product. Your health care professional is familiar with your medical history and can suggest the best treatment option for you.

After you have talked to your health care professional about your treatment options and have been prescribed a replacement for the recalled product, please contact the pharmacy that filled your prescription for further instructions.

CVS Caremark? Response: If you are currently taking Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release 500 mg tablets and 1000 mg tablets by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., please call a Customer Care representative at the toll-free number listed on your benefit ID card.

If you are currently taking Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release 500 mg tablets and 1000 mg tablets by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc. by phone at 1-855-532-1856, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, EST. You may also call the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO‑FDA (1‑888‑463‑6332) or visit www.fda.gov.

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