Diabetes-treatment drug Riomet recalled

The recalled drug has a microbial contamination.

A drug used to treat type-2 diabetes is being recalled because of a microbial contamination.

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (or Sun Pharma) is recalling two lots of the drug Riomet (metformin hydrochloride oral solution).

Testing revealed the drug to have a microbial contamination (Scopulariopsis brevicaulis). Use of the contaminated Riomet could result in a risk of infection, according to the FDA.

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Riomet is packaged in 118 mL (4 fl. oz.) and 473 mL (16 fl. oz.) bottles. The recalled Riomet includes the products with NDC Code 10631-206-01, Lot A160031A with the expiration of 01/2018 and NDC 10631-206-02, Lot: A160031B with the expiration 01/2018.

Consumers with the recalled Riomet should stop using the solution and contact their doctor.

You can learn more about this recall at FDA.gov.