October 28, 2019 — One lot of alprazolam, brand name Xanax, is being recalled by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. due to potential contamination that poses a risk of infection. The recall is for lot number 8082708 of alprazolam tablets, USP C-IV 0.5 mg packaged in bottles of 500, with an expiry date of September 2020.
Why is Xanax discontinued?
The Food and Drug Administration has announced a nationwide recall of a batch of alprazolam, a generic version of Xanax, because of potential contamination. The manufacturer, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, said Friday that the voluntary recall was because of the possible presence of a foreign substance.
Is Xanax still available?
XANAX is available by prescription only. Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events. You are encouraged to report adverse events related to Viatris products by calling 1-800-438-1985 (U.S. only). If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly.
Is alprazolam discontinued?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Mylan Pharmaceuticals is conducting a voluntary recall of Alprazolam tablets. The recall is due to potential contamination from a foreign substance. The 0.5mg tablet lot being recalled were distributed from between July 2019 and August 2019.
What anxiety medication is being recalled?
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling a single lot of alprazolam tablets, 0.5 mg. According to the November 13, 2019, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Report, the recall is due to the presence of a foreign substance.
Is Xanax bad for Covid?
There are no data on the impact of chronic or acute use of benzodiazepines in patients with symptoms of COVID-19 infection. It is also not known whether having an existing or new mental health condition (including delirium), or taking other psychotropic medication, increases the risk of developing COVID-19 pneumonia.
What’s the generic version of Xanax?
Xanax, also known by its generic name, alprazolam, is a benzodiazepine drug used to treat anxiety and panic disorder.
What is the maximum amount of Xanax that can be prescribed?
Adults—At first, 0.5 to 1 milligram (mg) taken in the morning once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 10 mg per day.
Are all generic alprazolam the same?
Generic alprazolam is also available as the brand-name medications Xanax and Xanax XR. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be just as safe and effective as the original drug but tends to cost less.
Is alprazolam is sleeping pill?
Although alprazolam was never designed as a sleep medication and isn’t approved by the FDA specifically for treating insomnia, it’s sometimes prescribed off-label as an insomnia treatment.
How long should you take Xanax?
Xanax, a brand name for alprazolam, is a powerful benzodiazepine that is only recommended for use for up to six weeks. Despite that, American physicians continue to refill prescriptions at often alarming rates.
What’s going on with Xanax?
Warnings: Alprazolam has a risk for abuse and addiction, which can lead to overdose and death. Taking this medication with alcohol or other drugs that can cause drowsiness or breathing problems (especially opioid medications such as codeine, hydrocodone) may cause very serious side effects, including death.
Was Zantac recalled?
Due to a possible cancer risk, all forms of ranitidine were recalled by the FDA in 2020, including over-the-counter Zantac. This acid reflux medication has finally returned to pharmacy shelves but with a different ingredient called famotidine.