Medication Monitor

Generic Name (Trade Name—Company)
August 20, 2018

Thyroid tablets

(Levothyroxine, liothyronine—Westminster Pharmaceuticals)
Thyroid medication recalled because of adulteration risk

Westminster Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling all lots of levothyroxine and liothyronine thyroid tablets in strengths of 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg.

These products are being recalled as a precaution because they were manufactured using active pharmaceutical ingredients that were sourced prior to FDA’s Import Alert of Sichuan Friendly Pharmaceutical Co., which as a result of a 2017 inspection were found to have deficiencies with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Substandard cGMP practices could represent the possibility of risk being introduced into the manufacturing process.

To date, Westminster Pharmaceuticals has not received any reports of adverse events related to this product.

Because these products may be used in the treatment of serious medical conditions, patients taking the recalled medicines should continue taking their medicine until they have a replacement product.

The products subject to recall are packed in 100-count bottles.To best identify the products, see this table.