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Medication Safety Alerts

Belladonna Extract Containing Products Voluntary Recall

11/24/2016

On November 24, 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of certain products containing belladonna extract manufactured by Raritan Pharmaceuticals.This recall was issued due to the potential for variation in the content of belladonna extract in the products.

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

A complete list of the affected products is provided here:

To see if you have affected product, please check the lot number. The lot number is on the bottom of the manufacturer’s carton. If your product is not from one of these affected lots, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from one of these affected lots, 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 or if you do not know if you used affected product or not. 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 homeopathic products containing belladonna extract, please call a Customer Care representative toll-free at 1‑866‑823‑5184 for more information.

If you are currently taking homeopathic products containing belladonna extract and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call Raritan Pharmaceuticals toll-free at 1-866-467-2748, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm (ET) or visit https://www.pr.com/press-release/696510.

You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO-FDA (1‑888‑463-6332) or visit http://www.fda.gov.

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