Apotex APO-Cabergoline Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Apotex APO-Cabergoline Tablet Recall [Australia]Apotex Pty Ltd recalls certain batch/lots of APO-Cabergoline tablets due to suspected desiccant failure and consequential accelerated product degradation hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/AdLc304pqTX

Direct link: http://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/apotex-pty-ltd-apo-cabergoline-500mcg-tablets

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Drugs are subject to this recall:

  • APO-Cabergoline, a medicine used to prevent the production of breast milk in women after giving birth, or to treat abnormally high levels of prolactin. AUST R 218126; batch number: MK0903; expiry date: February 2017

Please consult the photograph above for details of the drug’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the ACCC, Apotex Pty Ltd has recalled one batch/lot of its APO-Cabergoline 500 mcg tablets (batch MK0903, expiry date February 2017) due to a packaging issue. Specifically, the desiccant may not sufficiently protect the product from moisture throughout its entire shelf life.

If this defect does occur, and product is not protected from moisture, it could lead to the drug degrading over time in moist conditions. In turn, product degradation may affect the efficacy of the product.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm drug contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any drug, return it to your retailer for refund. Never toss out any drugs in your household garbage.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled drugs, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

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Additional information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2016/15641
Recalls Direct RIN: 7613-2016
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