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Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray 50 mcg Voluntary Recall

May 31, 2018

On May 31, 2018, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice about voluntary recall of fluticasone propionate nasal spray 50 mcg manufactured by Apotex Corp. This recall was issued because the product could contain small glass particles.

This may represent a potential health hazard or safety risk to plan members who may be using product affected by this recall.

This recall affects lot number NJ4501 exp. 07/20. To see if you have affected product, please check the lot number. The lot number is on the upper flap of the manufacturer’s carton and on the end of the manufacturer’s label that is on the bottle. If your product is not from lot number NJ4501, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from lot number NJ4501, please contact the pharmacy that filled your prescription for further instructions.

You should not continue to use product that is affected by this recall. Please call your doctor right away for advice if you may be using affected product. Your doctor is familiar with your medical history and can suggest the best treatment option for you. If you need a prescription for a different medicine, please call your doctor.

CVS Caremark Response: If you are currently taking using fluticasone propionate nasal spray 50 mcg, please call a Customer Care representative toll-free at 1-866-823-5184. We will give you more information and help with arrangements for the return and replacement of any affected product.

If you are currently using fluticasone propionate nasal spray 50 mcg and have questions regarding this recall, please call Apotex toll-free at 1-800-706-5575, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm (ET). You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO-FDA (1‑888-463-6332) or visit at

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