Recall of Over 40,000 Bottles of Antidepressant, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride

As reported in Reuters and the FDA’s website, 41,127 bottles of the antidepressant, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, 150 mg, are being recalled in the U.S. by India’s Sun Pharmaceutical Industries.  In a post on its website, the FDA said, “Stability results found the product did not meet the drug release dissolution specifications.” Dissolution tests help determine how the drug will perform inside the body.

The recall has been classified by the FDA as Class II, meaning that use of or exposure to the drug may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences.

The drug is distributed by Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd., 1150 Elijah McCoy Drive, Detroit, MI 48202 and manufactured at Sun Pharmaceutical Ind. Ltd., Halol-Baroda Highway, Halol-389 350, Gujarat, India.

As pointed out in the Reuter’s article, “[t]he company’s recall of venlafaxine hydrochloride comes three months after Pfizer Inc said it was pulling 104,000 bottles of the same drug, which the U.S. company sells under the brand Effexor XR, after a pharmacist reported that one of the bottles contained a heart drug.”

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