Teva Pharmaceuticals Recalls Metronidazole Tablets Nationwide

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Consumer Safety Alert: Metronidazole recalled because of underweight tablets – may lead to life-threatening side effects.

What’s the problem?

January 12, 2011 – Teva Pharmaceuticals and FDA notified healthcare professionals and the public of a recall of Metronidazole Tablets USP, 250mg, lot #312566, expiration date 05/2012. This product lot is being recalled due to the presence of underweight tablets which may not contain the full amount of active ingredient within a single tablet. This may cause the infection the drug was intended to treat to worsen or recur, which could be life-threatening when treating severe infections.

What is Metronidazole prescribed for?

Metronidazole is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the human body. It works by entering the bacterial cell and destroying the bacteria. Metronidazole is typically used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, stomach, skin, joints, and / or respiratory tract.