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Lupin, Aurobindo recall drugs in US market

Lupin Pharma is recalling 46,479 bottles of Oseltamivir Phosphate for Oral Suspension while AuroMedics Pharma, a unit of Aurobindo Pharma, is recalling 3,094 cartons of Acetaminophen injection

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Lupin and Aurobindo Pharma are recalling certain products in the US market, as per the latest enforcement report of the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

Lupin Pharma is recalling 46,479 bottles of anti-viral medication Oseltamivir Phosphate for Oral Suspension.

AuroMedics Pharma, a unit of Aurobindo Pharma, is recalling 3,094 cartons of Acetaminophen injection.

The drug is used to relieve mild to moderate pain and reduce fever.

USFDA noted that Lupin has initiated the recall of the affected lot due to, “failed impurities/degradation specifications”.

The product has been manufactured at Lupin’s Aurangabad (Maharashtra) based manufacturing plant.

The company initiated the recall, which the US health regulator has classified as Class III, on January 21 this year.

As per the USFDA, a class III recall is initiated in a “situation in which use of, or exposure to, a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences”.

AuroMedics Pharma is recalling affected lots of Acetaminophen injection which have been produced in India, USFDA said.

The company is recalling the lot due to “discoloration and failed pH specifications”, it added.

AuroMedics initiated the nationwide recall on December 30, 2020.

The USFDA has classified the initiative as a Class II recall, which is initiated in a situation in which use of, or exposure to, a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.

(Edits by EP News Bureau)

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