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Published: May 19th, 2008

On May 16, 2008, a recall was issued for two lots of Solodyn Extended Release Tablets after it was discovered that some bottles of the antibiotic manufactured in February 2008 actually contained a different medication. As a result, users were exposed to a risk of severe adverse reactions.

STATUS OF SOLODYN LAWSUITS: Potential cases are being investigated for users who filled a prescription for Solodyn Extended Release Tablets between February 1, 2008 and May 16, 2008 and suffered severe side effects requiring medical treatment.

MANUFACTURER: Medicis brand Solodyn was manufactured by AAIPharma, Inc.

OVERVIEW: On May 16, 2008 a Solodyn recall was issued for lot numbers B080037 (Exp: 12/09) and B080038 (Exp: 12/09) of the 90mg tablets sold in 30-count bottles (NDC 99207-461-30). The bottles could contain 75 mg tablets of Azasan (azathioprin) instead of Solodyn (minocycline).

Solodyn is an antibiotic commonly prescribed to treat acne and other skin infections in patients 12 years and older. As a result of the manufacturing problems, users could end up taking Azasan, which is a potent immunosuppressive agent prescribed to kidney transplant patients to prevent the body from rejecting the organ and to individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.

Taking Azasan instead of Solodyn presents a health hazard and severe safety risk for patients, especially the elderly. Side effects of Azasan could include:

  • Myelosuppression (reduction of red and white blood cells and platelets)
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint and Muscle Pain

For individuals who are taking multiple medications, the substitution of Azasan in the recalled Solodyn tablets could pose a risk of other severe adverse events caused by unanticipated drug interactions.

Have a potential Solodyn Lawsuit reviewed by attorneys

Solodyn recall lawyers are evaluating the potential for lawsuits on behalf of individuals who required medical treatment caused by side effects of Azasan or drug interactions caused by the medication mix-up. Submit information regarding Solodyn problems experienced and information regarding the prescription that was filled. If an attorney determines that you, a friend or family member may qualify for a Solodyn lawsuit, you may be contacted.

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