Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

This recall for Paroxetine 40 mg Tablets from Aurobindo Pharma USA was issued at a warehouse and pharmacy level only. The FDA and the manufacturer have determined that any recalled product that may have been dispensed to patients does not pose a significant health risk. However, you may wish to check your medicine if you take Paroxetine 40 mg tablets. If any of your tablets look different than what you normally receive, take your prescription to your pharmacist to examine.

If you take Paroxetine 40 mg Tablets and think you are experiencing side effects or have other concerns, you should follow up with your doctor.

Paroxetine 40 mg Tablets: Single Lot Recalled by Aurobindo Pharma

Aurobindo Pharma USA is recalling a single lot of Paroxetine 40 mg Tablets. Lot number PEP410005-A is being recalled because of a labeling mix-up. Some bottles labeled as Paroxetine 40 mg tablets actually contain Citalopram 20 mg tablets, also an antidepressant medicine.

Both Paroxetine and the mix-up medicine Citalopram are antidepressants that work in the same way. Paroxetine is also sold under the brand names Paxil, Paxil XR, and Paxeva. No other lots, strengths, or brands of paroxetine were 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: 2010-07-23

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