Recall: CV Meds Found to Contain Gout Pills

Brilinta is a P2Y12 platelet inhibitor indicated to reduce the rate of CV death, heart attack and stroke
Brilinta is a P2Y12 platelet inhibitor indicated to reduce the rate of CV death, heart attack and stroke

AstraZeneca announced a voluntary recall of 1 lot of professional (physician) sample bottles containing Brilinta (ticagrelor) 90mg tablets as a precaution after a report showed the sample bottle contained Brilinta 90mg and Zurampic (lesinurad) 200mg tablets.

Brilinta is a P2Y12 platelet inhibitor indicated to reduce the rate of CV death, heart attack and stroke in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or a history of heart attack. It is also indicated to reduce the rate of stent thrombosis in patients who have been stented for ACS. Zurampic is a URAT1 inhibitor used in combination with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor such as allopurinol or Uloric in adults with gout who still have a high uric acid level.

This recall affects Lot #JB5047 of the professional sample bottles containing 8 Brilinta 90mg tablets. They were distributed between March and April 2017. Other dosage strengths or forms of Brilinta or Zurampic are not affected by this recall.  

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Accidental patient dosing with Zurampic can potentially cause adverse renal effects such as acute renal failure; this is more common if Zurampic is given alone without a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. If the patient misses a dose of Brilinta, it may lead to an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Patients with a stent who miss doses of Brilinta have an increased risk of getting a blood clot in the stent, heart attack, or death. 

To date, the Company has not received any adverse event reports from the recall. 

For more information call (800) 236-9933 or visit AstraZeneca-US.com.