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The FDA Recalls Thyroid Medications Due To Possible Contamination

  • August 20, 2018
  • KBA Attorneys
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The FDA has recalled hypothyroid medications manufactured by Westminster Pharmaceuticals after their Chinese manufacturing plant did not meet the FDA’s standards. The initial inspection took place in 2017. It found that the Chinese supplier, Sichuan Friendly Pharmaceutical Co., was not meeting the Food and Drug Administrations standard manufacturing requirements.

The tablets contain levothyroxine and liothyronine, which are synthetic hormones used to treat thyroid conditions. The recall affects 37 batches of the medication, in 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, & 120 mg amounts. No adverse side effects have been reported.

The FDA release states: “Because these products may be used in the treatment of serious medical conditions, patients taking the recalled medicines should continue taking their medicine until they have a replacement product.”

Levothyroxine and Liothyronine Synthetic Hormones

Levothyroxine and Liothyronine are synthetic hormones that are used to treat thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism and those with an enlarged thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism is an under-active thyroid, which is when the thyroid glans products an insufficient amount of the thyroid hormone.

Natural Treatment Options

To avoid injuries from prescription medications, it is safer to utilize natural cures. There many effective natural herbs and vitamins that can provide better treatment for hypothyroidism. An informative article from COGNITUNE has listed out various options for hypothyroidism treatment and natural remedies to support thyroid health.

If you have any questions concerning this recall, you can contact Westminster Pharmaceuticals at 888-354-9939. If you believe you have experienced adverse side effects from taking this product, speak to our product liability attorneys at KBA Attorneys.