Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

This recall for Clear Nicotine Transdermal System patches was issued at a warehouse and retail level only. The FDA and the manufacturer have determined that product already sold to patients does not pose a significant health risk. If you use Clear Nicotine 7 mg patches and are concerned, you should follow up with your doctor or pharmacist.

Clear Nicotine Patch 7 mg, 14 mg, and 21 mg Recalled At Warehouse/Retail Level

AVEVA Drug Delivery Systems, Inc. is now recalling several more lots and strengths of Clear Nicotine Transdermal System patch, sold over-the-counter (OTC) under the Equate, Rugby, Meijer, Premier Value/CDC, Duane Reade, and Equaline brands. These Clear Nicotine 7 mg, 14 mg, and 21 mg patches are being recalled because samples from this lot did not pass the manufacturer's routine tests for impurities and by-products from chemical breakdown.

The following lot numbers have been recalled: 1) Clear Nicotine (nicotine) Transdermal System Patch, 7 mg - sold under Equate, Rugby, and Meijer brand

Recalled Lot Numbers: 37263, 38038, 38221, 38443, 38475, 38695

2) Clear Nicotine (nicotine) Transdermal System Patch, 14 mg - sold under Equate, Rugby, Equaline, Premier Value/CDC, and Meijer brand

Recalled Lot Numbers: 37263, 38038, 38221, 38443, 38475, 38695

3) Clear Nicotine (nicotine) Transdermal System Patch, 21 mg - sold under Equate, Rugby, Equaline; Premier Value/CDC, Meijer, and Duane Reade brand

Recalled Lot Numbers: 37030, 37166, 37261, 37548, 37561, 37648, 37653, 37705, 37714, 37731, 37815, 37848,

37849, 37850,37906, 37922, 37923, 37988, 37989, 37990, 37991, 38061, 38062, 38063,38112,

38113, 38263, 38259, 38260, 38261, 38269, 38341, 38376, 38471, 38472, 38473, 38604. 38536,

38474, 38633, 38691, 38694, 38722, 38776, 38605, 38606, 38693, 38632, 38634, 38866, 38867

The nicotine patch is used to help quit smoking. There are several brands and strengths of nicotine patches available in stores. This recall alert only applies to select lots of Clear Nicotine Transdermal System patch. No other Nicotine products are involved in this recall.

To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit: more information here

Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2010-07-20
Last Updated: 2010-07-22

Visit the medication page for the following drugs:

Share your story Share your story! Tell us how MediGuard has helped you or someone you love. Mobile graphic Download the MediGuard Mobile App to manage your prescription and over-the-counter medications, for free. Registration Info Taking multiple medications puts you at risk for possible drug-drug interactions Registration Info Monitor the medical treatment of you and your loved ones.