Safety Alerts & Recalls

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This recall for Effexor XR capsules was issued at a warehouse level only, with the FDA and the manufacturer determining that the product already with patients does not pose a significant health risk. However, if you take Effexor XR and are concerned, you should consult with your physician, especially if you think you may be experiencing side effects from your medicine. Do not stop taking Effexor, Effexor XR, or any other Venlafaxine product without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist. Suddenly stopping this medicine can lead to new symptoms and side effects.

Wyeth Recalls Several Lots of Effexor XR 37.5 mg, 75 mg, and 150 mg Capsules

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Co. is recalling several lots of Effexor XR (Venlafaxine Hydrochloride Extended Release) 37.5 mg, 75 mg, and 150 mg capsules because of the possibility of cross contamination of products from an outside facility.

Effexor XR contains the active ingredient venlafaxine and is used in the treatment of depression and anxiety. This recall alert only applies to select lots of Effexor XR 37.5 mg, 75 mg, and 150 mg. No other Effexor or Venlafaxine products are involved in this recall.

To view the FDA notice and the lot numbers involved in this recall, please visit: more information here

Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2010-03-02
Last Updated: 2010-03-05

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