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Recall of 636,000 Bottles of Losartan and Ezetimibe, No Child Proof Cap

Sandoz has recalled about 636,000 bottles of Losartan and the cholesterol-lowering drug Ezetimibe last week. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision notice: “The prescription drug packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, posing a poisoning risk if swallowed by children.”

To date, there have been no reports of this happening, thankfully, but the company wants to err on the side of caution.

About The Recall

This recall involves the follow lots of medications:

  • 30-count bottles of 10mg Ezetimibe tablets with expiration dates August 2020, September 2020 or October 2020 and lot Nos. JE4491-93, JE4495, JG0308, JG0310-12, JG5061, JG5063, JK8921-24, JL5535, JM2253-55, JM2257-59 and JM5986-87.
  • 90-count bottles of 10 mg Ezetimibe tablets with lot No. JE4481, expiration date August 2020; No. JG0249, expiration date September 2020; No. JK8989, expiration date October 2020; and No. JN0764, expiration date January 2021.
  • 30-count bottles of 50mg Losartan Potassium with lot No. HV9471 and expiration date February 2020.

The Fix

Sandoz urges consumers to contact them at 800-525-8747 for a free replacement bottle with the proper child-resistant cap.

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