The recall notice, posted on 24 January, stated that Azurity Pharmaceuticals is recalling its 30mg tablets of Zenzedi after a pharmacist in Nebraska discovered that a bottle labelled as containing Zenzedi actually contained an antihistamine called carbinoxamine maleate.
While Zenzedi is a stimulant, carbinoxamine maleate could cause drowsiness, sleepiness, central nervous system depression, increased eye pressure, enlarged prostate urinary obstruction, and thyroid disorder, the FDA warned.
The agency said that the 30mg tablets of Zenzedi look like light yellow hexagonal tablets marked with “30” on one side and “MIA” on the other.
The Nebraska pharmacist described the carbinoxamine maleate tablets as white round tablets with imprints of “GL” on one side and “211” on the other side.
The FDA warned consumers who have the recalled medication to stop using it and return the medication to where they obtained it.
Azurity sent recall notification letters to wholesale distributors on 4 January, the agency said, and “arranged for the return of all recalled products at that wholesaler level”.
Ever since the FDA announced that there was a scarcity of Adderall in October 2022, a domino effect of shortages has ensued. People were forced to switch from Adderall to other medications, leading to shortages in Vyvanse in July 2023 followed by a methylphenidate (Concerta and Ritalin) shortage days later.