Thyroid Tablets From Acella Pharmaceuticals Get Major Recall for Lack of Potency

People taking thyroid medications from Acella Pharmaceuticals have been warned that the company has recalled 35 commercial lots of its tablets for a lack of potency, according to the United Stated Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Patients who take these tablets for underactive thyroids will not get the full potency—or less than the 90 percent on its label, the FDA stated on its website this weekend.

Those who take the medication can experience these symptoms: hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) which may include, fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, puffy face, hair loss, slow heart rate, depression, swelling of the thyroid gland and/or unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight.

“There is reasonable risk of serious injury in newborn infants or pregnant women with hypothyroidism including early miscarriage, fetal hyperthyroidism, and/or impairments to fetal neural and skeletal development,” the FDA stated.

Thyroid Tablets
People taking thyroid medications from Acella Pharmaceuticals have been warned that the company has recalled 35 commercial lots of its tablets for a lack of potency, according to the United Stated Food and Drug Administration.
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Older patients and for those who have underlying heart conditions, toxic cardiac manifestations of hyperthyroidism may occur, such as cardiac pain, palpitations or cardiac arrhythmia.

So far, Acella has received 43 complaints or adverse effects related to this recall.

The tablets in the recalled lots are composed of levothyroxine and liothyronine, which is used to treat hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Here are the recalled lots, the FDA states.

100 count

#Product DescriptionNDC NumberLot NumberExp. DateDistribution Dates

1

NP Thyroid® 15mg Tablets

42192-327-01

M327D20-1

3/31/2022

08/11/2020 – 10/06/2020

2

NP Thyroid® 15mg Tablets

42192-327-01

M327D20-3

3/31/2022

07/20/2020 – 09/29/2020

3

NP Thyroid® 15mg Tablets

42192-327-01

M327H19-3A

7/31/2021

06/23/2020 – 07/08/2020

4

NP Thyroid® 15mg Tablets

42192-327-01

M327L19-1

4/30/2021

03/04/2020 – 04/30/2020

5

NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets

42192-328-01

M328H19-2B

8/31/2021

09/16/2020 – 09/24/2020

6

NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets

42192-328-01

M328J19-11

8/31/2021

04/15/2020 – 06/09/2020

7

NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets

42192-328-01

M328J19-2A

8/31/2021

07/28/2020 – 08/07/2020

8

NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets

42192-328-01

M328J19-3A

8/31/2021

08/07/2020 – 09/02/2020

9

NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets

42192-328-01

M328J19-4A

8/31/2021

08/31/2020 – 02/09/2021

10

NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets

42192-328-01

M328J19-5A

8/31/2021

09/04/2020 – 11/18/2020

11

NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets

42192-328-01

M328J19-6A

8/31/2021

09/14/2020 – 10/16/2020

12

NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets

42192-328-01

M328J19-7A

8/31/2021

09/29/2020 – 10/14/2020

13

NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets

42192-328-01

M328K19-2

9/30/2021

04/02/2020 – 10/02/2020

14

NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets

42192-328-01

M328K19-4A

9/30/2021

09/25/2020 – 11/25/2020

15

NP Thyroid® 30mg Tablets

42192-329-01

M329D20-1

3/31/2022

05/12/2020 – 02/02/2021

16

NP Thyroid® 30mg Tablets

42192-329-01

M329D20-2

3/31/2022

06/22/2020 – 09/08/2020

17

NP Thyroid® 30mg Tablets

42192-329-01

M329D20-3

3/31/2022

07/13/2020 – 09/28/2020

18

NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets

42192-330-01

M330D20-1

3/31/2022

08/11/2020 – 03/16/2021

19

NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets

42192-330-01

M330D20-2

3/31/2022

09/25/2020 – 10/12/2020

20

NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets

42192-330-01

M330J19-2A

8/31/2021

06/16/2020 – 06/16/2020

21

NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets

42192-330-01

M330J19-4A

8/31/2021

07/28/2020 – 08/19/2020

22

NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets

42192-330-01

M330J19-5A

8/31/2021

06/18/2020 – 06/24/2020

23

NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets

42192-330-01

M330J19-6A

8/31/2021

07/01/2020 – 07/15/2020

24

NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets

42192-330-01

M330J19-7A

8/31/2021

06/10/2020 – 06/30/2020

25

NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets

42192-330-01

M330J19-9A

8/31/2021

05/29/2020 – 06/04/2020

26

NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets

42192-330-01

M330K19-10

9/30/2021

03/31/2020 – 05/07/2020

27

NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets

42192-330-01

M330K19-1A

9/30/2021

08/19/2020 – 08/26/2020

28

NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets

42192-330-01

M330K19-9

9/30/2021

05/04/2020 – 08/26/2020

29

NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets

42192-331-01

M331J19-10A

8/31/2021

08/19/2020 – 08/27/2020

30

NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets

42192-331-01

M331J19-11

8/31/2021

04/03/2020 – 04/27/2020

31

NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets

42192-331-01

M331J19-2A

8/31/2021

07/28/2020 – 08/05/2020

32

NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets

42192-331-01

M331J19-6A

8/31/2021

09/29/2020 – 10/08/2020

33

NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets

42192-331-01

M331K19-1

9/30/2021

04/27/2020 – 06/10/2020

34

NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets

42192-331-01

M331K19-2

9/30/2021

04/23/2020 – 07/29/2020

35

NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets

42192-331-01

M331K19-6

9/30/2021

06/11/2020 – 07/08/2020

7 count

#Product DescriptionNDC NumberLot NumberExp. DateDistribution Dates

1

NP Thyroid® 15mg Tablets

42192-327-07

M327D20-1

3/31/2022

08/04/2020 – 03/19/2021

2

NP Thyroid® 30mg Tablets

42192-329-07

M329D20-2

3/31/2022

08/14/2020 – 03/19/2021

3

NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets

42192-328-07

M328J19-9B

8/31/2021

01/25/2021 – 03/19/2021

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