FDA Issues Nationwide Recall Of Thyroid Medication Over Risk Of Impurities

ALERT: THYROID MEDICATION BEING RECALLED BY THE FDA

ALERT: THYROID MEDICATION BEING RECALLED BY THE FDA

If you or a family member take thyroid medication, it's a good idea to check exactly what brand you have in your medicine cabinet.

A pharmaceutical company is recalling a thyroid medication due to risks of contamination, also known as "adulteration".

Last month, the FDA recalled pills for heart failure and high blood pressure from three companies: Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Inc.

The voluntary recall is a precaution because the product were manufactured using active pharmaceutical ingredients that were sourced from a Chinese pharmaceutical company.

Levothyroxine and Liothyronine are two ingredients found in one medication and are being recalled in its tablet form in the 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg and 120 mg dosages.

A full list of recalled lot numbers can be found at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.

Westminster Pharmaceuticals has not received any reports of adverse events related to this product, according to the release.

In the meantime, the FDA recommends people taking this pill to continue to do so until they speak to their doctor or pharmacist.

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