(CBS) — There is a recall out for certain thyroid medications because they may not be strong enough to be effective. A recall notice on the FDA’s website from Acella Pharmaceuticals states that one lot of 15-mg and one lot of 120-mg NP Thyroid, Thyroid Tablets, USP were found to be “sub potent.”
The medications used to treat an underactive thyroid come in 100-count bottles. So far, four patients have reported adverse effects while taking the recalled drugs.READ MORE: White House Details Plan To Roll Out COVID Vaccines For Children 5 To 11 Years Old
The recalled prescription bottles have expiration dates of either October 2020 (Lot # M327E19-1) or November 2020 (M328F19-3).
— U.S. FDA Recalls (@FDArecalls) September 18, 2020
Anyone who is currently taking the recalled medication should contact their doctor before they stop taking it.READ MORE: Moderna, Johnson And Johnson Booster Shots Expected To Get FDA Approval Wednesday
An underactive thyroid can cause symptoms like swelling, depression and slow heart rate. It also poses a risk to pregnant women and their fetuses.
Read the full recall notice here.
Earlier this month RLC Labs recalled 483 lots of its Nature-Throid and WP Thyroid for sub-potency.MORE NEWS: October Night Skies Bring Full Hunter's Moon And Orionid Meteor Shower