After discovering the drug for male pattern baldness contained a potentially dangerous ingredient not listed on its label, MasterPharm, LLC. is recalling 1 lot of Finasteride Plus 1.25mg. The affected lot of Finasteride Plus was found to contain minoxidil. Minoxidil is a drug used to treat high blood pressure. According to the recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), unintentional consumption of minoxidil could result in “low blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, and salt and water retention causing swelling Consequently, patients may be at risk for developing heart failure or other heart damage.” Additionally, minoxidil use has been associated with the development of excess fluid between the heart and the sac surrounding the heart. According to the recall notice, the minoxidil was found when tested with an independent testing laboratory. Thus far, MasterPharm, LLC has received 33 reports of increased heart rate, retention of water, dizziness and low blood pressure associated with consumption of Finasteride Plus.
According to the recall notice, consumers who have the recalled Finasteride Plus should stop using the product immediately. It is packaged in orange prescription bottles containing 30 capsules or blue prescription bottles containing 90 capsules. The affected Finasteride Plus 1.25mg lot is 02-27-2020:04@11 and has a Beyond Use Date of August 25, 2020. MasterPharm, LLC reports it is notifying its customers by telephone, e-mail, and letter and is arranging for return and replacement of all recalled products. For more information regarding this recall, click here.
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