Apotex Pty Ltd — APO-Metformin XR 1000mg tablets

Metformin plastic in tablet

Identifying features

Batch Number E16539

What are the defects?

There has been one report of a small piece of white plastic (likely from a cable/zip tie) being embedded in a tablet from this batch. The plastic may or may not be visible, as it could be completely embedded in the tablet.

What are the hazards?

If a small piece of plastic is swallowed with the tablet there is a small risk of choking or perforation of the gastrointestinal tract. The plastic is not toxic or carcinogenic.

What should consumers do?

If you or someone you provide care for takes APO-Metformin XR 1000 mg tablets, check the batch number on the package to see if it is from the affected batch (batch number E16539).

If you have a product from the affected batch, return it to a pharmacy for a refund or replacement.

If you have any other questions or concerns about this issue, talk to your health professional.

Apotex Pty Ltd
Where the product was sold

Responsible regulator

Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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