Pfizer recalls migraine medication over concerns of life-threatening infections


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(WTNH) — Pfizer has voluntarily recalled RELPAX® (eletriptan hydrobromide) 40 mg tablets, lots AR5407 and CD4565, to the Patient level over concerns of life-threatening infections.

The medication, used for the acute treatment of migraines, may contain the presence of Genus Pseudomonas and Burkholderia. The contaminated microorganisms may move from the gut to the bloodstream. To date, Pfizer has not received any customer complaints or reports of adverse events related to this issue.

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has urged patients who are taking this product to:

“Consult with their healthcare provider or pharmacy to determine if they have the affected product lots. Patients with the affected lots should return the product to their pharmacy or contact Stericycle Inc. at 877-225-9750 for instructions on how to return their product and obtain reimbursement for their cost.”

Carton NDCLot
0049-2340-45AR54072022 FEB40 mgCarton containing 6 tablets (1 blister card x 6 tablets)
0049-2340-05CD45652022 FEB40 mgCarton containing 12 tablets (2 blister cards x 6 tablets)

Additional details about the recall can be found here.

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