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Drug company issues recall for 47 bottles of blood pressure medicine over labeling error

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Posted at 6:46 AM, Mar 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-11 10:47:38-05

A California drug company has issued a voluntary recall of a medication used to treat high blood pressure and certain hormone issues due to a labeling error.

The nationwide recall issued by Bryant Ranch Prepack (BRP Pharmaceuticals) includes 47 bottles of spironolactone tablets — particularly bottles of 50 mg strength and 25 mg strength. According to the FDA, the 50 mg labels and 25 mg labels were incorrectly placed on the wrong bottle.

By taking less than prescribed strength, the FDA says some patients may experience an elevation in blood pressure, and it is possible patients could develop Hypokalemia — a condition associated with heart arrhythmia. Patients taking more than the prescribed amount of spironolactone could experience a life-threatening increase in potassium.

As of Tuesday, BRP Pharmaceuticals has not received any reports of adverse events related to the labeling error.

The following lots are included in the recall:

Product DescriptionNDCLot # (Expiration Date)
Spironolactone 25 mg Tablets63629106401148969 (7/31/2022)
63629106402148791 (7/31/2022)
63629106403148991 (7/31/2022)
Spironolactone 50 mg Tablets63629106701148992 (5/31/2022)

Customers can contact BRP Pharmaceuticals at 877-885-0882 Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. Customers should contact their physicians with they experience any problems taking the medication.