December 20, 2012
Voluntary Product Recall Initiated by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Impacts Three Lots of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg/500 mg Repackaged and Distributed by Mylan Institutional
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 20, 2012 -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its Mylan Institutional business is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the retail level of three lots of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg/500 mg (Lots 3037841, 3040859 and 3042573). The three lots were manufactured by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, and Mylan Institutional repackaged and distributed the product in unit dose (CD100) under the UDL Laboratories, Inc. (n/k/a Mylan Institutional Inc.) label. Qualitest Pharmaceuticals first initiated the recall on Dec. 6, 2012, due to the possibility that a small number of tablets from the affected lots may exceed the weight requirement and could exceed the label claim potency requirements for the ingredients hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen. As indicated in Qualitest Pharmaceuticals' announcement, unintentional administration of tablets with increased acetaminophen content could result in liver toxicity, especially in patients on other acetaminophen containing medications, patients with liver dysfunction, or people who consume more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day.
Additional information can be found at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm331218.htm. Consumers who have the affected lots can contact Mylan Customer Service with questions at 800.848.0462 on Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
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