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Bayshore Pharmaceutical Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release 500 mg and 750 mg Tablets Recall

8/19/2020

On August 19, 2020, Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, LLC issued a recall of certain Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release 500 mg tablets and 750 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 can be found here.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (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. The 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.

CVS Caremark? Response: If you are currently taking Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release 500 mg tablets and 750 mg tablets manufactured by Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, LLC, please call a Customer Care representative at the toll-free number listed on your benefit ID card. We will give you more information and help with arrangements for the return and replacement of any affected product.

If you are currently taking Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release 500 mg tablets and 750 mg tablets and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, LLC toll-free at 1-877-372-6093. 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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