The huge drug company Pfizer has quietly recalled three lots of its popular prescription drug Lyrica. The recall only involves 50 and 75 mg capsules with a certain lot number and expiration date.
According to the company, exposure to those batches of Lyrica is not expected to cause health problems. Pfizer only sent notices of the recall to retailers that may have received a shipment of the pills. Pfizer did not publicize the recall, notify patients, issue press releases, or announce the information on its website.
The company says that some capsules in the affected lots were damaged. Those pills could have lost some of their active ingredient, meaning that the patient may not be receiving the correct dosage, so the prescription may not be as effective as it would be otherwise.
Lyrica was originally developed as a way to help treat epileptic seizures. Since then, it has also been approved to treat diabetic nerve pain, fibromyalgia, neuralgia caused by shingles and spinal cord injury, as well as lower back pain. Lyrica is Pfizer's best-selling drug and generates over $5 billion in sales annually. It has been approved for use in more than 130 countries.
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