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10 Companies Have Recalled Metformin Since FDA Warning!

by | Aug 18, 2020 | Blog, Dangerous Drugs, Mass Torts, News

10 Companies Have Recalled Metformin Since FDA Warning!

Since the FDA found unfortunate levels of a known carcinogen in extended-release tablets of Metformin, ten companies nationwide have recalled their Metformin products to help protect its users.

Those ten companies are as follows:

  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals
  • Akvare (Repackages for Amneal)
  • Apotex
  • Granules Pharmaceuticals
  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals
  • Marksans Pharma Limited
  • PD-Rx (Repackages for Amneal and Marksans)
  • Preferred Pharmaceuticals (Repackages for Marksans)
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • The Harvard Drug Group (Repackages for Apotex)

Click here to view a full list of recalled Metformin Products.


Carcinogen Found in Popular Diabetes Medication, Metformin

Valisure, an online pharmacy that routinely tests medications before shipping them to customers detected extremely high levels of NDMA, a cancer-causing chemical inside of Metformin, a popular diabetes drug.

Valisure sent the FDA a Citizens Petition on March 2nd, asking the FDA to recall Metformin and conduct an investigation into how it became contaminated.

Two months later in May, the FDA released a statement on their website alerting patients and health care professionals to the fact that impure levels of NDMA had been found in extended-release tablets of Metformin. Click here for the full press release.

It is important to note, however, that the FDA did not find any levels of NDMA in instant-release tablets of Metformin, which is widely known to be the most popular form of Metformin.

The FDA has also asked all manufacturers of Metformin to look into a potential risk for excessive levels of NDMA in their extended-release tablets and to alert the FDA if they find a batch of the medication that fits that description so it does not get released to any U.S. markets.

In late 2019, the FDA announced that it had become aware of NDMA within Metformin products in other countries.

The FDA has maintained the stance that it would continue with ongoing tests of Metformin and other medications, and if they’re alerted to any high levels of NDMA or other impurities, that swift action would be taken from their end.


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