Apotex Inc. is recalling eight lots of its 500 mg extended release metformin tablets (“APO-Metformin ER”) because they contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above the acceptable limit. Apotex Inc. has tested all lots of its 500 mg extended release tablets; only the affected lots are being recalled. Impacted patients are to talk to their pharmacists and prescribers prior to stopping their doses.

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