Relpax, a prescription drug used to treat migraines in adults is being recalled, due to the possibility it could be contaminated with bacteria that could cause a life-threatening infection. Pfizer Inc. has issued a recall for two lots of Relpax, AR5407 and CD4565, saying they may contain these infection-causing microorganisms.
In addition to these infections, people who take this medication may also experience gastrointestinal distress. Those with weak immune systems and some chronic illnesses may be at greater risk of having adverse reactions.
The affected lots of Relpax were distributed across the nation from June to July of this year.
Patients that have the affected lots should return them to their pharmacy, or contact Stericycle Inc. the number 877-225-9750 to get instructions on how to return the product and collect reimbursement.
If you have questions or concerns about how this recall may affect you, call your physician.
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