Marksans Pharma and Sun Pharma voluntarily recall metformin

FDA publishes a recalled metformin list including details about metformin products that have been recalled
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The US FDA is alerting patients and health care professionals to two voluntary recalls of extended release (ER) metformin by Marksans Pharma and Sun Pharmaceutical.

Both the companies are recalling metformin because it may contain N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above the acceptable intake limit.

Marksans expanded its voluntary recall to include 76 additional unexpired lots of metformin ER tablets (500 mg and 750mg) labeled as Time-Cap Labs.

Sun voluntarily recalled one lot of Riomet ER, metformin hydrochloride for extended release oral suspension (500 mg per 5 mL).

FDA publishes a recalled metformin list including details about metformin products that have been recalled.

Patients taking recalled ER metformin should continue taking it until a doctor or pharmacist gives them a replacement or a different treatment option. It could be dangerous for patients with type 2 diabetes to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their healthcare professional. FDA recommends that healthcare professionals continue to prescribe metformin when clinically appropriate.

The agency’s testing has not shown NDMA in immediate release (IR) metformin products (the most commonly prescribed type of metformin).

Marksans Pharmametformin ER tabletN-nitrosodimethylamineNDMARiomet ERSun PharmaTime-Cap Labs
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  • Sudhir K Sinha

    Leading Pharma exporters of India are recalling their Metformin as USFDA points out higher presence or NDMA (Nitrosodimythalamine) .
    There are more than 300 manufacturers of Metformin in India and they are selling to domestic consumers. What’s the fate of domestic consumers of Metformin? All of us are consuming Metformin with higher limit of NDMA?