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Are all metformin pills the same?

Are all metformin pills the same?

Metformin IR and metformin ER are the same medication, except that metformin ER is the extended-release version of immediate-release (IR), or “regular” metformin. This means that metformin ER is slowly absorbed into the bloodstream compared to metformin IR.

How do I know if my Metformin is recalled?

If you take metformin ER, go to the FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals & Safety Alerts site and type “metformin” into the search bar to find out if your brand is among those affected. Or you can ask your pharmacist if your brand was included in the recall.

Are there different metformin?

Metformin ER is the extended-release form of metformin. It is also known by the brand names Glucophage XR, Glumetza, or Fortamet. Metformin ER lasts longer than regular metformin and has less side effects. It is prescribed once daily with an evening meal.

What is the imprint code?

The numbers, letters, or other text that you see on a pill are its “imprint code,” a feature that helps you identify it. The FDA requires most OTC and prescription drug tablets and capsules to have an imprint.

What manufacturer has metformin been recalled?

Lupin Pharmaceuticals recalled all lots of its metformin extended-release tablets. Marksans Pharma Limited recalled one lot of its extended-release metformin tablets. PD-Rx, which repackages metformin for both Amneal and Marksans, recalled 57 lots of metformin.

What type of metformin is being recalled?

Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc., Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin HCl Extended- Release Tablets, USP 750 mg, Due to the Detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity.

Which brands of metformin are being recalled?

6/11/2020: UPDATE – FDA names companies recalling ER metformin

  • Apotex – All lots.
  • Amneal – All lots.
  • Marksans (labeled as Time-Cap) – One lot (XP9004)
  • Lupin – One lot (G901203)
  • Teva (labeled as Actavis) – 14 lots.