From Mary Shomon Your Thyroid Guide
Forest Pharmaceuticals Recalls Levothroid Levothyroxine Thyroid Drug
August 2002 -- According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Forest Pharmaceuticals has recalled certain batches of its levothyroxine drug, Levothroid. (Note: as of August 2002, levothroid has not yet received FDA approval for its new drug application.)
The recalled Levothroid includes:
Levothroid 100-mcg, 100-count and 5,000-count bottles. Recall # D-377-2. Lot 80017, Exp. 08/2002, 5,000 count, Lot 80019, Exp. 08/2002, 5,000 count, Lot 90014, Exp. 09/2002, 5,000 count, Lot 120028, Exp. 01/2003, 100 count.The reason for the recall is that the affected pills are subpotent prior to their expiration dates.
Levothroid 125-mcg, 100-count bottles. Recall # D-378-2. (Lot 70035, Exp. 07/2002, 100-count, Lot 70038, Exp. 07/2002, 100-count, Lot 80033, Exp. 08/2002, 100-count, Lot 80034, Exp. 08/2002, 100 count
If you take Levothroid, you may wish to contact your pharmacy to determine if your prescriptions are affected.