Inhalers recalled after thousands of reports of clogged inhalers.
Monday, September 28, 2020 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary recall of Perrigo Pharmaceutical albuterol sulfate inhalers manufactured by Catalent Pharma Solutions after the company received several thousand complaints of the product clogging and keeping patients from receiving adequate or any medication. Many of the inhalers have worked initially, but stopped working or became clogged after several uses.
Patients using Perrigo albuterol inhalers are urged to continue using them, but to also keep additional inhalers on hand. Inhalers are available from other manufacturers.
Additional recommendations by the FDA for patients include immediately seeking medical emergency care if needed, and contacting their physician or pharmacist with questions.
Albuterol inhalers deliver medications to open airways in patients being treated for asthma, COPD, and other breathing conditions. These inhalers are often used in emergency situations, and failure due to clogging can put patients at unnecessary risk.
Catalent, Perrigo's product manufacturer, stopped production and distribution of albuterol inhalers August 21, 2020. The FDA reports indicate that the company is investigating the malfunction.
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