Some Depression, Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Recalled Over Mix-up
A pharmaceutical company is voluntarily recalling two drugs -- one used to treat depression and the other for erectile dysfunction -- after a mix-up at a bottling factory.
AvKARE says Sildenafil 100 mg tablets (the active ingredient in Viagra), which is used to treat erectile dysfunction, and one lot of Trazodone 100 mg tablets, which is used to treat major depressive disorder, were inadvertently packaged together.
The FDA says the company has not received any reports of adverse events related to the recall.
Consumers should be on the lookout for these packages:
Product / Lot / Expiration Date / Bottle Count / NDC Number
Sildenafil Tablets, USP / 36884 / 03/2022 / 100 / 42291-748-01
Trazodone Tablets, USP / 36783 / 06/2022 / 1000 / 42291-834-10
Company officials say they were distributed to distributors and wholesalers and then further distributed nationwide.
AvKARE says that taking unintentionally taking Trazodone may result in adverse health effects like sedation, dizziness, constipation, and blurred vision. With Sildenafil, users could see blood pressure that is lowered to dangerous levels if you are taking other drugs that contain nitrates.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact AvKARE at 1-855-361-3993 Monday- Friday (8am – 4pm CST). Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these drug products.
Complete information about the recall can be found on the FDA's website.