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Dr Reddy's recalls 3.25L cartons Cipla-made acne drug from US

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Drug firm Dr Reddy's Laboratories Inc is recalling over 3.25 lakh cartons of Zenatane (isotretinoin) capsules, used for treatment of severe acne, from the US market due to failed dissolution specifications.

The drug is manufactured by pharma firm at its facility for Dr Reddy's Laboratories.

While 13,221 cartons of the capsules in 10 mg strength are being recalled by the company, it is removing 89,118 cartons in 20 mg strength and 223,650 cartons in 30 mg, latest Enforcement Report of the USFDA said.

The product in the three strengths is being recalled due to "Failed Dissolution Specifications: out of specification observed for low dissolution", it added.

The ongoing voluntary class II recall is nationwide in the and Puerto Rico, the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) said.

Zenatane is indicated for the treatment of severe recalcitrant nodular acne.

As per FDA, a class II recall is initiated in a "situation in which use of, or exposure to, a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote".

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 14:57 IST