Nationwide nasal spray recall
According to the Food & Drug Administration, Apotex Corp. is recalling 50 mcg per spray 120 meterd spray products with the Lot #NJ4501 due to small glass particles found in some of the bottles. The glass particles could block the actuator and impact the functionality of the pump. The issue was discovered through a customer complaint.
Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray is used to treat seasonal allergies and for the management of sinus pain and pressure associated with allergies in patients 4 to 17 years of age. Some common brand names include Cutivate, Flonase Allergy Relief, 24 Hour Allergy Relief.
The FDA says there is a potential for patients to be exposed to the glass particles and mechanical irritation cannot be ruled out. Local trauma to the nasal mucosa might occur with use of the defective product. To date, Apotex Corp. has not received any reports of adverse events related to recall.
Customers with questions regarding this recall can contact Apotex Corp. by phone-number 1-800-706-5575 (8:30am – 5:00pm, EST Monday thru Friday) or email address UScustomerservice@Apotex.com. Customers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
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