Safety Alerts & Recalls

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This recall of Teva's Metronidazole Tablets USP, 250 mg is thought to affect only a small number of bottles in the prescription supply. However, if you take Metronidazole Tablets 250 mg, you should check your prescription label to see if it was made by Teva. The manufacturer's name is often indicated next to the abbreviation "MFG" on the prescription label. If you think your Metronidazole Tablets 250 mg were made by Teva or if you do not know, please take your prescription to your pharmacy to examine and possibly exchange.

If you have any questions or concerns about your metronidazole prescription, please follow up with your healthcare provider. Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of recalled products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program by telephone at 1-800-332-1088, by fax at 1-800-332-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at

Teva Recalls Single Lot of Metronidazole 250 mg Tablets

Teva Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A is voluntarily recalling Metronidazole Tablets USP, 250 mg, lot 312566, expiration date May 2012. This product lot is being recalled because some of the tablets are underweight and may not deliver a full dose which could cause an infection to get worse or recur. To date, Teva Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A. has not received any reports of adverse events associated with the use of this product lot.

Metronidazole is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Metronidazole is available in many other formulations (capsules, cream, gels, lotions) and is also known by the brand names Flagyl, Metrocream, Metrogel, Metrolotion, and Noritate. No other metronidazole products were involved in this recall.

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Publication Date: 2011-01-06
Last Updated: 2011-01-06

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