Recall: Antipsychotic Tablets Found in Antidepressant Bottle
Zydus announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Paroxetine Tablets 30mg after receiving complaints of finding Risperidone Tablets 0.25mg in the same bottle.
The recall affects 30-count bottles of Paroxetine Tablets 30mg with Lot# Z701133 and an expiration date of 03/19. The lot was distributed between May 23, 2017 and July 12, 2017.
The Risperidone Tablets 0.25mg are dark yellow, round, biconvex film-coated tablets with a "Z" on one side and a "4" on the other, compared to the Paroxetine Tablets 30mg which are white to off-white, round, biconvex film-coated tablets with a "ZC17" logo on one side and plain on the other side.
A Health Hazard Evaluation indicated a high risk to the patient ingesting the foreign tablet. However, the difference in appearance of the two types of tablets was determined to be easily detected by the human eye.
Paroxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor indicated for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. Risperidone is an atypical antipsychotic used for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
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