Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

At this time, no health problems have been associated with the recalled product. However, this alert should be taken seriously since the recalled product may contain foreign capsules and tablets that may cause problems if accidentally taken by some patients. If you take oxazepam, check your bottle to see if your oxazepam prescription is 15 mg capsules made by Teva or Ivax. The prescription label often lists the manufacturer and you can also look for the product code NDC 0172-4805-70. If you think your capsules are oxazepam 15 mg made by Teva or Ivax, look to see if there are any foreign tablets or capsules in the bottle. If your capsules look different than usual, or if there is a foreign tablet or capsule in the bottle, 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 Oxazepam, please contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Recall of a Single Lot of Teva / Ivax Oxazepam 15 mg Capsules

Teva Pharmaceuticals has announced a recall of a single lot of oxazepam 15 mg capsules made by Ivax Pharmaceuticals and labeled with the product code NDC 0172-4805-70. Lot number BEG72A (exp 11/2010) is being recalled because some bottles may contain oxazepam 10 mg capsules or tablets other than oxazepam 15 mg.

Oxazepam is used to relieve anxiety. It also is used to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal. No other strengths or brands of oxazepam are involved in this recall.

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Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2009-11-20
Last Updated: 2009-12-05

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