Safety Alerts & Recalls

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At this time there have been no reports of health problems linked to this recall. However, taking oversized phentermine tablets could increase the risk of experiencing side effects, including dry mouth, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, restlessness, dizziness, tremor, insomnia, shortness of breath, chest pain, and swelling of the legs and ankles. If you take phentermine, check your prescription bottle to see if your tablets are Phentermine 37.5 mg tablets made by Vintage Pharmaceuticals. The manufacturer is often listed on the prescription label and you can also look for the product code NDC 0603-5192-21. If you think your phentermine is made by Vintage and may be involved in the recall, or if you do not know who made your tablets, 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 phentermine, or the branded products Adipex-P or Ionamin, please contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Recall on a Single Lot of Phentermine 37.5 mg Tablets

Vintage Pharmaceuticals is recalling a single lot of Phentermine Hydrochloride 37.5 mg tablets with the product code NDC 0603-5192-21. Lot number T058E09A is being recalled because the manufacturer received a complaint of oversized tablets. The tablets were the thickness of two tablets and contained more active ingredient than is stated on the product label.

Phentermine is used for short term treatment of obesity through weight loss. Phentermine is also sold under other names including Adipex-P and Ionamin. No other lots, strengths, or brands of phentermine were involved in this recall.

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Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2009-12-15
Last Updated: 2010-01-01

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