Medical Recall — 600,000 Inhalers Recalled
If you, or anyone in your family uses an inhaler, be advised that the FDA announced that one of the giants of the industry, GlaxoSmithKline is recalling nearly 600,000 prescription inhalers over defects. AT the center of the recall is Ventolin HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol, the product is widely used, by prescription, all over the country.
According to the manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, the drug delivery system in these inhalers is defective. If you use an inhaler, you'll want to check and see if yours is part of this massive recall.
- lot number 6ZP9848, expiration date March 2018;
- lot number 6ZP0003, 6ZP9944, expiration date of April 2018.
The warning from the FDA is what they call a Class II recall which basically means:
use of the product "may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote."
The folks at the FDA say that, if you should have any of the products listed on the recall, simply get in touch with your doctor, or, you can return the recalled inhalers to the place of purchase.