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Apotex recalls metformin batch in Australia

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Source TGA website
Source TGA website

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Apotex has recalled a batch its diabetes drug APO-Metformin XR in Australia after a pill was plastic from a cable or zip tie was found embedded in a pill.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) posted details ​on its website on January 19, explaining that Apotex initiated the recall as a precautionary measure over concerns the pills pose a threat to patients.

The TGA wrote, “There has been one report of a small piece of white plastic likely from a cable/zip tie being embedded in a tablet from this batch. The plastic may or may not be visible, as it could be completely embedded in the tablet.

If a small piece of plastic is swallowed with the tablet there is a small risk of choking or perforation of the gastrointestinal tract. The plastic is not toxic or carcinogenic​.”

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