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FDA: Pharmaceutical company voluntarily recalling thyroid medicine due to possible contamination

Posted at 2:52 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 20:54:26-04

A pharmaceutical company is voluntarily recalling a thyroid medication due to possible contamination.

Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC is voluntarily recalling both Levothyroxine and Liothyronine 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg tablets, according to the FDA.

The company said the products are being recalled as a precaution due to ingredients used prior to the FDA’s Import Alert of Sichuan Friendly Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., which was found with deficiencies in manufacturing practices.

The FDA said since these products are used in the treatment for serious medical conditions, patients taking the recalled medications should continue to take the medicine until a replacement product is established.

The products subject to recall are packed in 100-count bottles, best identified by the product description, lot numbers and expiration dates listed on the FDA website and below.

Westminster Pharmaceuticals is working to notify direct accounts by email and phone to continue distribution of the product, according to the FDA.

Westminster Pharmaceuticals said it has yet to receive any reports of adverse reactions from the possibly contaminated medication.

Customers and patients with medical-related questions, or need information on the product, please contact Westminter’s Regulatory Affairs Department by phone at (888) 354-9939.

Adverse reactions or issues experience with the use of the product can be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online.