Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

If you are taking potassium, look at your prescription to see if it is labeled with the generic name "microK Extencaps" (8mEq or 10mEq) and if it was manufactured by Ther-Rx Corporation. The manufacturer is often listed on the prescription label. If you are taking microK Extencaps and think your capsules are involved in the recall, or if you are unsure, take your bottle to your pharmacy for your pharmacist to check. Most pharmacies will provide you with replacement medicine if your medicine is involved in the recall and you return your original bottle.

At this time, this recall has not been associated with any health problems. If you are using medicine covered by this recall you should continue to take it as directed until you speak with your pharmacist - suddenly stopping your medicine may place you at a greater risk for problems.

If you have any questions or concerns about this alert or your potassium, please follow up with your doctor or pharmacist.

Recall on Ther-Rx Brand Potassium Supplements

The Ther-Rx Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical, has recalled all lots of Ther-Rx brand microK Extencaps which contain the active ingredient potassium chloride. These recalled capsules may have been manufactured under conditions that did not meet the current manufacturing standards called Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Ther-Rx is now recalling all of their products to ensure that these products do not reach patients.

The Ther-Rx capsules and the NDC numbers involved in the recall are listed below. The NDC number is a product number that is sometimes listed on a prescription label.

microK Extencaps 8mEq, (NDC 64011-0010-04, NDC 64011-0010-11, & NDC 64011-0010-08)

microK Extencaps 10mEq, (NDC 64011-0009-04, NDC 64011-0009-11, & NDC 64011-0009-08)

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Source: Manufacturer
Publication Date: 2009-01-29
Last Updated: 2009-12-05

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