APS Pharmacy recalls compounded drugs due to sterility issues

FDA is alerting veterinarians and animal owners about a voluntary recall by Florida-based Drug Depot, LLC, doing business as APS Pharmacy, of certain unexpired compounded drugs for veterinary ophthalmic use, due to a lack of sterility assurance. To date, FDA has received two reports of adverse events occurring in animals following use of the recalled products.

The recalled drugs include “cyclosporin” and “tacrolimus” that were compounded between Dec. 21, 2021, and March 7, 2022. The recalled drugs, lot numbers, and do-not-use beyond date are listed here.

Veterinarians should immediately check their medical supplies, quarantine any recalled drugs from APS Pharmacy, and not administer or provide them to patients or animals. Pet owners who have any of these drugs in their possession should not administer them to their animals and should contact their veterinarian for alternative treatments.

Veterinarians and animal owners/caretakers should report adverse events or side effects in animals related to the use of these products to FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. Please visit How to Report Animal Drug and Device Side Effects and Product Problems for more information.

—Source: FDA

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