Update: Diabetes Drug Metformin Recall

I promised an update on the Metformin recall. The FDA has been in contact with five companies to recommend that they voluntarily recall Extended Release metformin due to unacceptable levels of a possible carcinogen called NDMA.

The companies are Apotex, Amneal, Marksans, Lupin, Teva/Actavis.

Also be aware that there are additional companies that manufacture ER metformin and supply a significant portion of the US market, whose products are NOT being recalled at this time.

Up till now, NDMA has not shown up in FDA testing in the immediate release metformin, which is the most commonly prescribed.

Always talk with your doctor before stopping any medication. I'm sharing this information so you can have that conversation if necessary. The five manufacturers that have been contacted:

  • Apotex
  • Amneal
  • Marksans
  • Lupin
  • Teva (labeled as Actavis)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Denise@ReverseMyDiabetes.net or (888) 848 -1763.