Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

iGuard is currently monitoring for safety alerts for Cytomel and other liothyronine products. Since the tablets involved in this recall were labeled to expire on 9/2009, most patients will not have tablets from this lot number and will not be affected by this recall alert.

However, it is a good reminder to review all of your prescription bottles, including the ones that you are no longer taking and throw away any prescriptions that have expired. Expired medication can be unsafe because they have not been tested for safety or potency beyond the expiration date. The expiration date should be listed on the prescription label. If you cannot find the expiration date, please take your prescriptions to your pharmacy for your pharmacist to review.

If you do have expired prescriptions that are part of your current medication regimen, please make sure you have second supply of in-date prescriptions to use or contact your pharmacy to get a refill if needed.

Recall of Two Lots of Cytomel 25 mcg (Liothyronine) Tablets

King Pharmaceuticals, Inc has voluntarily recalled two lot numbers of Cytomel 25 mcg (Liothyronine Sodium) Tablets with product code number NDC 60793-116-0. Lot numbers 52215 (exp 09/2009) and 52216 (exp 09/2009) are being recalled because the tablets of these lot numbers were sub-potent (contained less than the labeled strength) 12 months after manufacturing. This recall notice only applies to these two lot numbers.

Cytomel is the brand name for liothyronine and is used primarily to treat hypothyroidism. No other Cytomel or liothyronine lot numbers were involved in this recall.

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Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2009-10-23
Last Updated: 2009-12-05

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