Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

This recall only applies to nitrofurantoin monohydrate capsules 100 mg made by Ranbaxy. Although the recalled product is unlikely to produce any serious problems, there is a possibility that the recalled product may increase the chance of gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea and vomiting.

Look at your prescription bottle for nitrofurantoin (Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin, Nitro Macro) to see if the capsules were made by Ranbaxy. The manufacturer is often listed on the prescription label. If you think your capsules are involved in the recall, or if you are not sure who made your capsules, you should return them to your pharmacy to examine and possibly exchange.

If you experience any unexplained nausea or vomiting, or if you have any other questions about your nitrofurantoin (Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin, Nitro Macro), please follow up with your doctor.

Recall on Ranbaxy's Generic Nitrofurantoin

The generic manufacturer Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it is conducting a voluntary recall of all of their lots of nitrofurantoin (monohydrate/macrocrystals) capsules 100 mg currently on the market in the U.S. Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. Ranbaxy is recalling their nitrofurantoin product because it does not meet manufacturing standards.

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Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2009-05-04
Last Updated: 2009-12-05

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