Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

At this time, there have been no reports of problems with these recalled atenolol tablets. However, since the recalled tablets did not meet manufacturing standards, you may wish to check your prescription to see if your tablets were involved in the recall. Check your prescription bottle to see if your tablets are 25 mg or 50 mg and were made by Teva or Ivax. The manufacturer is often listed on the prescription label. You can also look on the label for the product code NDC 0093-0787-10, NDC 0093-0787-01, or NDC 0093-0752-10. If you think your tablets are involved in the recall or if you do not know, please return your bottle to your pharmacist to examine and possibly exchange.

If you have any questions or concerns about this recall, please follow up with your doctor or pharmacist. If you think you may be experiencing side effects from your Atenolol, please contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Recall of Several Lots of Teva / Ivax Atenolol 25 mg and 50 mg Tablets

Teva Pharmaceuticals and Ivax Pharmaceuticals have recalled several lots of atenolol 25 mg and 50 mg tablets. These tablets are being recalled because the tablets did not meet manufacturing standards. The following lot numbers were recalled: 1) Atenolol Tablets 25 mg (NDC 0093-0787-10 and NDC 0093-0787-01)

Lot Number BER28A, Exp 01/2011; Lot Number BER29A, Exp 02/2011; Lot Number BER30B, Exp 02/2011

2) Atenolol Tablets 50 mg (NDC 0093-0752-10)

Lot Number BER34A, Exp 02/2011

Atenolol is used for the treatment of high blood pressure, and is also used in the management of patients with a history of angina or heart attack. Atenolol is made by several different manufacturers brand names and is available in different strengths. No other brands or strengths of atenolol are involved in this recall.

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Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2009-10-25
Last Updated: 2009-12-05

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