Pfizer Inderal-LA - Recall — Foster's Supermarket

Pfizer Inderal-LA – Recall


Foster’s Supermarket would like to announce that Pfizer recalls Inderal-LA (propranolol hydrochloride) capsules due to a nitrosamine impurity

Product: Inderal-LA (propranolol hydrochloride) extended release capsules, in 60 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg and 160 mg strengths

Issue: Health products – Contamination

What to do: Contact your health care provider to discuss other treatment options. While there are no other companies marketing extended release propranolol in Canada, immediate release propranolol products continue to be available, along with other treatment options. Continue taking your medication unless you have been advised to stop by your health care provider. Not treating your condition poses a greater health risk.

Affected products

Inderal-LA 60 mg02042231EX74612024-01-31
Inderal-LA 60 mg02042231EH59072023-08-31
Inderal-LA 60 mg02042231DX61502023-03-31
Inderal-LA 80 mg02042258EX74622024-01-31
Inderal-LA 80 mg02042258EL16952023-08-31
Inderal-LA 80 mg02042258EE72212023-05-31
Inderal-LA 80 mg02042258DW82422023-03-31
Inderal-LA 80 mg02042258DJ27682022-09-30
Inderal-LA 120 mg02042266FE05412024-01-31
Inderal-LA 120 mg02042266EH59082023-08-31
Inderal-LA 120 mg02042266DX61592023-03-31
Inderal-LA 120 mg02042266DJ68202022-09-30
Inderal-LA 160 mg02042274FE63042024-01-31
Inderal-LA 160 mg02042274EH59062023-08-31
Inderal-LA 160 mg02042274DW82412023-03-31

Long-term exposure to N-nitroso-propranolol at a level above what is considered safe may increase the risk of cancer. We are all exposed to low levels of nitrosamines through a variety of foods (such as smoked and cured meats, dairy products, and vegetables), drinking water, and air pollution. This impurity is not expected to cause harm when ingested at or below the acceptable level. A person taking a drug that contains this impurity at or below the acceptable level every day for 70 years is not expected to have an increased risk of cancer.

Foster’s Pharmacy does carry Pfizer products and has been affected by this recall. All affected products have been removed from our shelves.

Fosters is affected by this recall.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email
([email protected]) or by phone (345-945-3663).