Recalls/Warnings/Notices
Medication & Medical Supply Recalls
Food Recalls & Notices
Medication/Medical Supply Warnings, Safety Label Changes
Feline Poultry Meal Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination - Posted January 17, 2015
www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/01/feline-poultry-meal-recalled-for-potential-salmonella-contamination/#.VLvvqS6Dmlc

IN Firm Recalls Raw Frozen Pet Food for Possible Listeria Contamination - Posted January 23, 2015
www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/01/in-firm-recalls-raw-frozen-pet-food-for-possible-listeria-contamination/#.VMPG5y6Dmlc

Primal Pet Foods Voluntarily Recalls A Single Lot of Raw Frozen Cat Food - Posted March 13, 2015
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm438183.htm
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FDA Requires Boxed Warning and Risk Mitigation Strategy for metoclopramide/Reglan Containing Drugs. Agency warns against chronic use of these products to treat
gastrointestinal disorders. Please go to the FDA Website to read about this important warning!
www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements

Second Safety Warning on Fentanyl Skin Pain Patch
Please go to the FDA Website to read about this important warning!
www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates

Flagyl (metronidazole) 500 mg I.V. injection RTU (in plastic container)
Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)  August 2009 - With oral metronidazole: Central Nervous System:
Encephalopathy, aseptic meningitis, optic neuropathy, dysarthria.
Hypersensitivity:..Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation
Here is some added information on Metronidazole: dosage, concerns, uses, positives, etc.
www.marvistavet.com/html/body_metronidazole

Flagyl (metronidazole) tablets, capsules, and Flagyl ER tablets
Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) – August 2010 - New warnings and adverse reactions
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm225998.htm

Sandimmune (cyclosporine) soft gelatin capsules, injection, and oral solution. Can be used for cats with autoimmune diseases.
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm212122.htm

Evamist Hormone Spray May Cause Illness in Pets
Topical hormone spray for women can cause serious health risks if pets come in contact.
www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm220420.htm

Ultram (tramadol hydrochloride), Ultracet (tramadol hydrochloride/acetaminophen): Label Change. Serious potential consequences of overdosage with tramadol are
central nervous system depression, respiratory depression and death.
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm213264.htm

Possible Increased Risk of Bone Fractures with Prevacid and Prilosec.
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm228392.htm

FDA Announces Addition of Boxed Warning to METACAM® (meloxicam) Labels
www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm231254.htm

Gris-PEG (griseofulvin ultramicrosized) tablets (used for ringworm)
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm232426.htm

Lasix (commonly used for congestive heart failure in cats)
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm232345.htm

Cardizem CD (diltiazem hydrochloride) Capsules and Tablets, Cardizem LA (diltiazem hydrochloride)
Extended-Release Tablets (used for HCM)
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm235555.htm

Reglan (metoclopramide) tablets, ODT (Orally Disintegrating Tablets), and injection
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm170934.htm

Anzemet (dolasetron mesylate): Drug Safety Communication -
Reports of Abnormal Heart Rhythms
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm237341.htm

Zithromax (azithromycin) tablet, single-dose packet, IV for injection, and oral suspension
WARNINGS OF Hepatotoxicity/Abnormal liver function
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm262866.htm
Zithromax (azithromycin): FDA Statement on risk of cardiovascular death
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm304503.htm?source=govdelivery

Proton Pump Inhibitor drugs (PPIs): Drug Safety Communication - Low Magnesium Levels Can Be Associated With Long-Term Use: Pepcid/famotidine and/or Zantac/ranitidine are
NOT PPIs so there’s no need to worry about using those. This is for all the ones listed on the FDA page (link provided). Magnesium isn't usually measured on routine labs so you
can't count on it showing up if your kitty gets regular chem profiles - if anyone is using a PPI long-term, your vet may want to check those levels when getting your cat’s labs done.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm245275.htm

FDA Warns of Possible Danger with Animal Vaccine Device
The Food and Drug Administration is warning veterinarians and pet owners, particularly cat owners, of the possible risk of fractures with the Vet Jet™ transdermal vaccination
system device.
www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm270642.htm

Counterfeit Pesticide Products for Dogs and Cats
Information for consumers about counterfeit topical flea & tick treatments for dogs and cats
www.epa.gov/opp00001/factsheets/petproduct.htm

Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) tablet Safety label change
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm225843.htm

Levemir (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection)
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/Safety-RelatedDrugLabelingChanges/ucm121357.htm

Sporanox (Itraconazole) Capsules
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm303524.htm

Biaxin Filmtab (clarithromycin tablets, USP), Biaxin XL Filmtab (clarithromycin extended-release tablets), Biaxin Granules (clarithromycin for oral suspension, USP)
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm258816.htm

Lotensin/benazepril
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/Safety-RelatedDrugLabelingChanges/ucm323785.htm

Carafate (sucralfate) Tablets
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm346722.htm
Carafate (sucralfate) suspension
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm239763.htm
Insulin Product Labeling Changes March 2013
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm347720.htm

Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride) Tablets
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm360349.htm
Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride) Oral Granules
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm360355.htm
Urso and Urso Forte (ursodiol) tablets
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm360280.htm

Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs: Drug Safety Communication- Risk for possibly permanent nerve damage. The risk of peripheral neuropathy occurs only with
fluoroquinolones that are taken by mouth or by injection.  Approved fluoroquinolone drugs include levofloxacin (Levaquin), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin
(Noroxin), ofloxacin (Floxin), and gemifloxacin (Factive). Some other Fluoroquinolone drugs not included in this list are Baytril and Orbax but are worth taking this warning into
consideration for those as well.
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm365302.htm?source=govdelivery

Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) Delayed Release Capsules
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm364458.htm

Duragesic (fentanyl) Patches: Drug Safety Communication
Packaging Changes to Minimize Risk of Accidental Exposure
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm369457.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Septra and Septra DS (Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole) Tablets
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm370057.htm
Biaxin Filmtab (clarithromycin tablets, USP), Biaxin XL Filmtab (clarithromycin extended-release tablets), Biaxin Granules (clarithromycin for oral suspension, USP)
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm258816.htm
Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) tablet
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm225843.htm

Lantus (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) solution
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm373727.htm
Glucovance (glyburide and metformin HCl) tablets
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm194334.htm
Glucotrol and Glucotrol XL (glipizide) tablets
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm181152.htm

Zofran (ondansetron hydrochloride) tablets, oral solution, orally disintegrating tablet, and injection
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm230231.htm

Neurontin (gabapentin)
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/Safety-RelatedDrugLabelingChanges/ucm154552.htm
Tenormin (atenolol) Tablets www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm271111.htm

Imuran (azathioprine) Tablets and Injection
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm258794.htm
Pepcid (famotidine) tablets
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm207452.htm

Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) Tablets, USP and Azulfidine EN-Tabs
(Sulfasalazine Delayed Release) Tablets, USP
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm335424.htm
Diflucan (fluconazole) tablets, I.V, and oral suspension
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm262570.htm

Sporanox (itraconazole) Oral Solution
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm403762.htm
Cleocin HCL (clindamycin hydrochloride) capsules
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm194129.htm

Anafranil (clomipramine) Capsules
Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) Delayed Release Capsules
Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) Pulvules
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm409855.htm

Serotonin-3 (5-HT3) Receptor Antagonists
Anzemet (dolasetron mesylate) injection, 20 mg/mL
Anzemet (dolasetron mesylate) tablets, 50 mg and 100 mg
Zofran (ondansetron hydrochloride) Injection
Zofran (ondansetron hydrochloride) Tablets
Zofran (ondansetron hydrochloride) Oral Solution
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm418818.htm

Vibramycin Monohydrate (doxycycline monohydrate) for Oral Suspension, Vibramycin Hyclate (doxycycline hyclate capsules, USP), Vibramycin Calcium
(doxycycline calcium oral suspension) Syrup, Vibra-Tabs (doxycycline hyclate tablets, USP)
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm371328.htm

Prevacid (lansoprazole) Delayed-Release Capsules and Prevacid Solutab (lansoprazole) Delayed-Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm280120.htm
Prilosec (omeprazole) Delayed-Release Capsules, Prilosec (omeprazole magnesium) For Delayed Release Oral Suspension
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm241945.htm

Lantis & Levemir
Warning Against the Sharing of Pens Between Patients for Products Indicated for Diabetes Mellitus That Have Multi-dose Pen Presentations
www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm437267.htm
Other Recalls
Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Northstar Label Gabapentin Capsules,
USP 300 mg Due to Complaints of Empty Capsules -
Posted November 21, 2014
www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm424470.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Lactated Ringer's Irrigation, 3000mL by Hospira: Recall - Mold Contamination - Posted March 12, 2015
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm437818.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery