Acyclovir 400mg Tablets by Apace Packaging: Recall - Product Mix-up

From Drugs.com - February 13, 2018

Acyclovir 400mg Tablets by Apace Packaging: Recall - Product Mix-up

Audience: Pharmacy, Patient

[Posted 02/13/2018]

ISSUE: Apace Packaging LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Acyclovir Tablet, USP, 400mg, 50ct Unit Dose, NDC# 50268-061-15, Lot Number 19900, to the retail level. These products have been recalled due to a product mix-up. A small number of blister cards containing Acyclovir Tablets, 400mg, UD Blister Cards may potentially also include Torsemide, 20mg Tablets.

Missing a dose of Acyclovir Tablets could cause a reactivation of a virus being treated. Unintentional dosing of Torsemide, 20mg Tablets could cause excessive urination. Serious adverse events reported in the clinical studies, for which a drug relationship could not be excluded, were atrial fibrillation, chest pain, diarrhea, digitalis intoxication, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hyperglycemia, hyperuricemia, hypokalemia, hypotension, hypovolemia, shunt thrombosis, rash, rectal bleeding, syncope, and ventricular tachycardia.

BACKGROUND: Acyclovir Tablet, USP, 400mg 50ct Unit Dose (NDC# 50268-061-15) is used for the acute treatment of herpes zoster (shingles), for the initial treatment and management of recurrent episodes of genital herpes, and for the treatment of chickenpox. Torsemide, 20mg Tablets are used for the treatment of edema and hypertension.

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