Lupin recalls 12,480 bottles of anti-depressants from US manufactured in MP

Employees inspect tablets as they move along the production line at a pharmaceutical plant of Lupin, India's No. 2 drugmaker, in Verna, Goa, June 9, 2017.

Drug firm Lupin’s US arm, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc, is recalling 12,480 bottles of Paroxetine extended-release tablets on account of failed dissolution specifications from the US market.

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc is recalling 12,480 bottles of Paroxetine extended-release tablets in the strength of 12.5 mg manufactured by Lupin Ltd at its Pithampur plant in Madhya Pradesh, the USFDA said in its latest Enforcement Report.

The reason for the recall is “failed dissolution specifications: out of specification observed in dissolution testing at 3 month long term stability study”, the report added.

The product is used for treatment of depression, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder.

As per the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), the ongoing voluntary nationwide in the USA recall is a class III recall.

According to 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.




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