Metformin ER products recalled 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently requested that prescription Metformin ER products manufactured by Apotex Inc., Amneal Pharmaceutics, Granules Pharmaceuticals and Lupin Pharmaceuticals be removed from the market. This is due to a minor impurity. Recalled strengths vary by manufacturer.

Metformin products treat conditions like type II diabetes.

We’re notifying members

We’re sending letters to impacted members, asking that they contact their pharmacy about getting a replacement metformin ER product from a different manufacturer. Letters also let members know they can contact their health care provider to see if a different treatment option may be appropriate.

What do you need to do?

Dispensing pharmacies are reaching out to any patients who have received a recalled metformin ER product, to offer a replacement product from a different manufacturer.

Prescribing providers do not need to take any action to ensure their patients can receive a replacement metformin ER product. However, patients may be reaching out to their provider to ask about different treatment options.