According to the latest news from the FDA, Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. has issued a voluntary and nationwide recall of one lot of Ferrous Sulfate Tablets, 325 mg, Lot 12G468 Exp. 07/14, UPC bar code 0 0536-5890-01 3.  The move was initiated by the company on December 28, 2012 because they received a pharmacist complaint that a bottle of Ferrous Sulfate Tablets, 325 mg 07-2014, contained Meclizine HCl 25 mg tablets, NDC 0536-3990-01. It is important to underline here that Meclizine is an active pharmaceutical ingredient that could alter the body physiology if consumed without the prior consultation of doctor or health-care professionals.

According to experts, consumption of Meclizine HCl 25 mg as Ferrous Sulfate 325 mg may cause many health complications and serious side. The pharmaceutical ingredient is prohibited particularly to those people, who consume alcohol or other sedatives, those with liver or kidney impairment, with a pre-existing CNS disorder, the elderly, nursing infants of lactating mothers who received the drug and newborns of mothers who received the drug immediately before childbirth.

Quality problems or adverse reactions pertaining to the drug could be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program by fax, mail or online. Consumers who already possess affected lot may contact Advance Pharmaceutical with questions at 631-981-4600, Ext.300 Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm ET.

What is Meclizine?

Meclizine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. The drug is being prescribed to treat motion sickness, nausea, vomiting and dizziness. Healthcare professionals also prescribe this drug to treat the symptoms of vertigo (spinning sensation or dizziness) caused by disease that affects your inner ear.

Some side effects of meclizine are:

  • Vomiting          
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Tired feeling

To make sure meclizine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have any of these conditions:

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Asthma
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Glaucoma
  • Urination problems

About Advance pharmaceuticals

Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. is one of the renowned names in the  pharmaceutical sector. The company manufactures, develops and packages over-the-counter solid dosage pharmaceuticals for companies and distributors. The company has been serving clients and prospects for the last 25 years and has been known for delivering the highest quality products, outstanding services and product innovation.