Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

If you are taking Iron, look at your prescription to see if it is labeled with one of the ETHEX brand iron supplement 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 an iron supplement and think your caplets 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 Iron, please follow up with your doctor or pharmacist.

Recall on ETHEX Brand Iron Supplements

The ETHEX Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical, has recalled all lots of ETHEX brand IRON SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS. These recalled caplets 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 caplets and capsules involved in the recall are listed below: Anemagen Caplet

Anemagen Forte Caplet

Conisonâ„¢ Capsule

Fe-Tinicâ„¢ 150 Forte Capsules

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

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