Some batches of medicine come with risks you don’t want to take. Sure, you can look at the label on a bottle to find out when your medication expired — but sometimes, errors in the production process are overlooked until it’s far too late.
You may have bad medication in your cupboard without even knowing it. According to the FDA, expired pills can put you at risk of bacterial growth, infections, and serious illnesses. When authorities find any issue with a specific medication, they put out a recall.
But communication isn’t always as swift and easy as we would hope. We’ll tell you about a free resource that tells you about medication recalls — but first, check this list of 10 meds to check your cabinet for.
Medications recalled in 2022
Each medication below is listed in the FDA’s recalled or withdrawn drugs list. Click the links below for more details on the recall and instructions on what to do with the recalled medication if you have any at home.
- Anagrelide Capsules from Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (May 23)
- Accupril (Quinapril HCl) tablets 10mg, 20mg, 40 mg from Pfizer (April 22)
- Insulin Glargine (Insulin glargine-yfgn) Injection from Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a Viatris Company (April 12)
- IDArubicin Hydrochloride Injection USP from Teva Pharmaceuticals (March 29)
- Orphenadrine Citrate 100 mg Extended Release (ER) Tablets from Sandoz, Inc. (March 22)
- SYMJEPI (epinephrine) Injection 0.15 mg (0.15 mg/0.3 mL) and 0.3 mg (0.3 mg/0.3 mL) Pre-Filled Single-Dose Syringes from Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (March 22)
- Accuretic™ (quinapril HCl/hydrochlorothiazide); quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide; and quinapril HCl/hydrochlorothiazide tablets from Pfizer (March 22)
- Rise Up Red Edition Capsules from Positive-Health February 10)
- Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets from Viona Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Jan.12)
- Senna Syrup 5mL from Lohxa LLC (Jan. 12)
Don’t have any of these medications around? It’s still a good idea to check if anything else in your medicine cabinet may be putting you at risk. Here’s how.
Check out the FDA Recalls list
You don’t have to do too much heavy lifting to find out about drug recalls. Whenever there’s a defective drug product on the market, it goes on this list.
Just know that not all recalls mean there’s something dangerous in your drugs. Each year, manufacturers pull around 4,500 drugs and medical products, according to Pharmacy Times.
Either way, head to Recalls.gov and click on medicine. Then, click on FDA Recalls and Safety Alerts on this page:
This takes you to a new page about recalls, market withdrawals and safety alerts. It’s a vast database that lets you filter by product type. To see medications, choose Drugs. You’ll learn which brands were pulled, when they were added to the list and what the issue was.
If you don’t want to return to this page constantly, you can sign up for updates in the future. Just enter your email address here.
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