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Riomet Recalled for Bacterial Infection Risk

Riomet Recalled for Bacterial Infection Risk

December 6, 2017 — Two lots of the liquid diabetes medication Riomet® have been recalled because bacteria could cause pneumonia, sinusitis, or infections.

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries recalled Riomet® (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution) because it was found to be contaminated with the bacteria Scopulariopsis brevicaulis.

The most likely route of infection with Scopulariopsis brevicaulis is the lungs or respiratory tract. The infection may cause pneumonia, sinusitis, and disseminated infections in the body.

Riomet® is a liquid medication that is packaged in 118 mL (4 fl. oz.) and 473 mL (16 fl. oz.) bottles. It is prescribed for the treatment of type-2 diabetes in adults and children over 10 years old.

Patients should seek medical attention if they have experienced any health problems that may be related to Riomet.

Patients with weak immune systems, especially patients with advanced type-2 diabetes, have the highest risk of infection.

The recall involves the following lots of Riomet:

  • NDC Code 10631-206-01 Lot A160031A, Exp.: 01/2018
  • NDC 10631-206-02 Lot: A160031B, Exp.: 01/2018

For more information, contact SPII by calling 1-800-406-7984, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST or emailing

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