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What should you do if an over-the-counter drug you're taking is recalled?

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If an over-the-counter drug you’re taking has been recalled, stop taking it at once. You can return it to where you bought it and ask for a refund. Your doctor or pharmacist can recommend a different medicine. And check online to see if the drugmaker has a hotline number that offers more information.

From: What Is a Drug Recall? WebMD Medical Reference

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FDA web site: "FDA 101: Product Recalls - From First Alert to Effectiveness Checks," "What is a recall?" "FDA Letter to Manufacturers of Drug Products Containing Phenylpropanolamine (PPA)," "Meridia (sibutramine): Market Withdrawal Due to Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events,"   "Subscribe to MedWatch Safety Alerts," "Disposal by Flushing of Certain Unused Medicines: What You Should Know." 

News release, FDA.

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 29, 2018

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FDA web site: "FDA 101: Product Recalls - From First Alert to Effectiveness Checks," "What is a recall?" "FDA Letter to Manufacturers of Drug Products Containing Phenylpropanolamine (PPA)," "Meridia (sibutramine): Market Withdrawal Due to Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events,"   "Subscribe to MedWatch Safety Alerts," "Disposal by Flushing of Certain Unused Medicines: What You Should Know." 

News release, FDA.

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 29, 2018

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