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Recent drug recalls that could impact you

On Behalf of | Oct 7, 2018 | Firm News |

It is vital to remain abreast of the latest developments with any medication you take. Pharmaceutical drug recalls happen frequently, and you do not want to continue using a product that researchers have found to be dangerous. 

In August 2018, Accord Healthcare, Inc. voluntarily recalled Hydrochlorothiazide tablets. The reason for the recall relates to a labeling mix-up. The label for the Hydrochlorothiazide tablets instead went on bottles containing Spironolactone tablets. The mix-up has impacted 100-count bottles of the products, so those believing that they have taken Hydrochlorothiazide should talk to their medical provider to see if they have the wrong batch. Many adverse health effects are possible by taking Spironolactone in place of Hydrochlorothiazide. Using the wrong tablet could result in increased potassium levels in the individual’s body. However, currently, no one has reported any adverse health problems as a result of the mix-up. 

32 medicines made by King Bio

Another recall that has appeared in recent months relates to the drug manufacturer, King Bio. In September, the company instituted a voluntary recall for 32 different medicines sold all over the United States. King Bio has designed many of its medicines for children, so it is critical for parents to be aware if they have purchased any products from the company in recent months. 

Many of the medicines in question work toward treating common ailments, such as colds and stomach aches. The company has stated in a press release the reason for the recall is due to a potential microbial contamination that could have affected items made between August 1st, 2017 and April of 2018. A small percentage of products made within this period tested positive for the contamination. King Bio has decided to pursue preventative action and recall all the products made during this time to prevent any complications. As of this time, no reports of people becoming sick from the medicine exist.