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Tetracycline Antibiotic Recalled for Risk of Failing to Work

Tetracycline Antibiotic Recalled for Risk of Failing to Work

April 20, 2020 — Avet Pharmaceuticals recalled 8 lots of tetracycline antibiotics that were sold under the Heritage® brand-name because they may fail to treat an infection.

The recall was issued after tests showed that the recalled tetracycline pills failed to dissolve properly.

Low dissolution rates may result in less of the medication getting into a patient’s body, resulting in failure to treat an infection.

In scenarios where the recalled tetracycline is being used to treat a severe infection like pneumonia, the patient could develop a rapidly-worsening infection and suffer death, according to the recall notice.

The recall involves 8 lots of tetracycline HCl capsules USP in 100-count bottles of 250-mg and 500-mg dosages.

The medication was distributed nationwide under the Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. label from August 2019 to March 2020.

Tetracycline is an antibiotic that is prescribed for the treatment of lung infections, skin and soft-tissue infections, infections caused by Rickettsiae, and in severe acne.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting tetracycline induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with an infection, pneumonia, or death due to recalled tetracycline antibiotics, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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