Notice to Patients Taking the Blood Thinner Warfarin
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall of the Zydus Pharmaceuticals® generic blood thinner warfarin
in the 2 mg strength tablet form. If you are taking this blood thinner, you should continue to take it until you can obtain a new supply. Failing to take your medication or skipping a dose could be unsafe.
Follow these steps to find out if your medication has been recalled:
- Gather all bottles of warfarin tablets. Only the 2 mg strength tablets, which are light purple or lavender in color, are begin recalled. If your tablets are NOT the 2 mg strength they are NOT part of the recall and are safe to use.
- If your tablets are light purple or lavender in color or the label says they are of the 2 mg strength, take them back to the pharmacy where you received them and the pharmacist will help determine if they are manufactured by Zydus Pharmaceuticals.
Coumadin brand tablets and other generic blood thinner tablets have not been recalled.
If you have any questions related to the recall, please call the manufacturer's hotline at 1-800-967-5952.
For more information about the FDA's statement about this recall, visit www.fda.gov