Another company’s diabetes medicine recalled for having too much of a carcinogen
The most recent recall of the type 2 diabetes drug metformin was made on Friday by Viola Pharmaceuticals, which pulled two batches of 750 mg tablets.
This is Viola's first metformin recall. The cause, however, is the same as the many previous metformin recalls over the past 13 months: too much NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine), a likely carcinogenic (cancer-causing ingredient) in the tablets.
Another repetition of previous recalls is the accompanying recommendation to continue taking the recalled metformin until you can find a replacement treatment in consultation with a doctor or pharmacist. The amount of NDMA in the drug doesn't make it instantly fatal, but it does slightly increase the risk of developing cancer.
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This recall includes 750 mg extended-release metformin hydrochloride tablets, 100-count bottles, lot no. M915601, NDC no. It can be returned to Eversana Life Science Services, c / o Viona Recall, ATTN: Returns Department, 4580 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38141.
If you have any questions about the callback, call Eversana at 888-304-5022, Option # 1, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday.
If this or any other drug is causing a medical problem, report it to the FDA after notifying a doctor through their MedWatch Adverse Events page or fill out a form available by calling 800-332-1088. Only then do you call the company, in this case Viona Pharmaceuticals, at 888-304-5011 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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