FDA Announces Nationwide Recall of All Lots of Nature-Thyroid® and WP Thyroid® Due to Sub Potency
FDA- September 7, 2020 – According to an online news report from the FDA, another thyroid medication is being recalled due to potency issues. The FDA announced a new recall that includes about 500 lots of a popular thyroid medication due to the medication’s lack of potency. The FDA’s recall notice states that the agency performed random tests on several lots of RLC Labs’ Nature-Thyroid and WP Thyroid. The agency’s testing discovered that the amount of the thyroid hormone found in the lots was inadequate for the medication to work. In some batches, the amount of the thyroid hormone was too low, and in other batches, the amount of the thyroid hormone was “substantially” too low.
The recall was initiated on September 3, 2020, when RLC Labs was notified that about six lots of its Nature-Thyroid and WP Thyroid were tested and lacked an adequate amount of the thyroid T3 and T4 hormones to be effective. The FDA’s notice and news reports state that at least one of the lots contained “as low as 87-percent of the intended amounts” of the thyroid hormones. When patients take these medications and the medications lack the proper amount of the thyroid hormones, thyroid patients are at risk of severe symptoms, such as hair loss, mental health problems, feeling cold, dry skin, weight gain, puffy face, and other medical conditions.
One of the most serious concerns about the low potency medications is that these medications take a lot of time to rebuild the thyroid patient’s hormone levels. When a medication is lacking the proper amount of thyroid hormones, the patient could suffer several adverse effects for a very long time. To view the affected thyroid medication, view pictures of the recalled drugs, and check lot numbers, please visit the FDA’s website here.
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