Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

If you are taking prenatal vitamins, look at your prescription to see if it is labeled with one of the ETHEX brand prenatal vitamin products involved in the recall. You can also look at your prescription label and see if it lists ETHEX as the manufacturer of your prescription. If you are taking prenatal vitamins and think your tablets or 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 prenatal vitamins, please follow up with your doctor or pharmacist.

Recall on All ETHEX Brand Prenatal Vitamins

The ETHEX Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical, has recalled all lots of ETHEX brand PRENATAL VITAMINS, which are sold under several different names. These recalled tablets and capsules may have been manufactured under conditions that did not meet the current manufacturing standards called Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Some ETHEX products have recently had specific lots recalled due to defects found, including oversized tablets. ETHEX is now recalling all of their products to ensure that no other defective products remain available to patients.

The ETHEX Prenatal Vitamin Products involved in the recall are listed below: Advanced NatalCare Tablet

Advanced-RF NatalCare Tablet

Cal-Nate Tablet

CareNatal DHA Tablet

ComBgen Tablet

ComBiRx Tablet

NataCaps Capsule

NatalCare Gloss Tablet

NatalCare PIC Tablet

NatalCare PIC Forte Tablet

NatalCare Plus Tablet

NatalCare Rx Tablet

NatalCare Three Tablet

NataTab FA Tablet

NataTab RX Tablet

NutriNate Chewable Tablet

NutriSpire Tablet

Prenatal MR 90 FE Tablet

Prenatal MTR w/Selinium Tablet

Prenatal Rx 1 Tablet

Prenatal Z, Advanced Formula Tablet

Ultra NatalCare Tablet

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Source: Manufacturer
Publication Date: 2009-02-04
Last Updated: 2009-12-05

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