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Terra-Medica Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Specified Lots of Pleo Homeopathic Drug Products Due to the Potential for Undeclared Penicillin

 

Contact:
Consumer:
1-888-415-0535
terry@biomedicine.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 18, 2014 - Terra-Medica, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 56 lots of Pleo-FORT, Pleo-QUENT, Pleo-NOT, Pleo-STOLO, Pleo-NOTA-QUENT, and Pleo-EX homeopathic drug products in liquid, tablet, capsule, ointment, and suppository forms to the consumer level. FDA has determined that these products have the potential to contain penicillin or derivatives of penicillin, which may be produced during the fermentation process.

In patients who are allergic to beta-lactam antibiotics, even at low levels, exposure to penicillin can result in a range of allergic reactions from mild rashes to severe and life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. To date, Terra-Medica has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall, nor any reports of product tests indicating penicillin content in the products.

The products are used as homeopathic drugs and have a label stating “Distributed by SANUM USA Corp.” The affected products are identified by package size, batch (lot) number and expiry date (ranging from March 2014 – May 2018) in the table accompanying this release. The batch number can be located at the side panel on the label. The affected products were distributed nationwide through health care practitioners, who may have sold the products through websites.

Terra-Medica is notifying its customers by letter and email and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers and distributors that have product which is subject to the recall should stop using the products and return them to the point of purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Terra-Medica’s Customer Service Department at (888) 415-0535, ext. 1, Monday through Friday between 8-5pm, Pacific Time Zone, or their health care practitioner that distributed the product. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced reactions while taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to Terra Medica or the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Product NamePotencyPharmaceutical FormPackage SizeBatch #Expiry Date
PLEO-NOT5XPortable sips10 x 1ml0709908/2014
PLEO-NOT5XPortable sips10 x 1ml1509008/2015
PLEO-NOT5XPortable sips10 x 1ml0612011/2015
PLEO-NOT5XPortable sips10 x 1ml1902301/2018
PLEO-NOT5XPortable sips50 x 1ml0709908/2014
PLEO-NOT5XPortable sips50 x 1ml1509008/2014
PLEO-NOT5XPortable sips50 x 1ml0111010/2015
PLEO-NOT5XPortable sips50 x 1ml0612011/2015
PLEO-NOT5XPortable sips50 x 1ml1902301/2018
PLEO-NOT6XPortable sips10 x 1ml2505004/2015
PLEO-NOT6XPortable sips50 x 1ml2505004/2015
PLEO-NOT7XPortable sips10 x 1ml2001012/2014
PLEO-NOT7XPortable sips50 x 1ml2001012/2014
PLEO-NOT5XDrops10ml2104903/2014
PLEO-NOT5XDrops10ml1305904/2014
PLEO-NOT5XDrops10ml0908007/2015
PLEO-NOT5XDrops10ml1510009/2015
PLEO-NOT5XDrops10ml2409208/2017
PLEO-NOT5XTablets20pcs1507006/2015
PLEO-NOT5XTablets20pcs2407206/2017
PLEO-NOT3XOintment30g0305104/2014
PLEO-NOT3XOintment30g1307206/2015
PLEO-NOT3XOintment30g2103304/2016
PLEO-NOT3XSuppositories10pcs108007/2015
PLEO-NOT3XSuppositories10pcs110209/2017
PLEO-NOT4XCapsules20pcs1401012/2014
PLEO-NOT4XCapsules20pcs1108008/2015
PLEO-NOT4XCapsules20pcs1209207/2017

PLEO-NOTA-QUENT

5XDrops10ml0406205/2017

PLEO-NOTA-QUENT

5XDrops10ml0606205/2017
PLEO-QUENT5XPortable sips10 x 1ml1309008/2015
PLEO-QUENT5XPortable sips50 x 1ml1309008/2015
PLEO-QUENT5XDrops10ml1512911/2014
PLEO-QUENT5XDrops10ml1204003/2015
PLEO-QUENT5XDrops10ml0108108/2016
PLEO-QUENT4XCapsules20pcs2503004/2015
PLEO-QUENT4XCapsules20pcs2710109/2016
PLEO-QUENT3XSuppositories10pcs208906/2014
PLEO-QUENT3XSuppositories10pcs303103/2016
PLEO-FORT5XPortable sips10 x 1ml1503002/2015
PLEO-FORT5XPortable sips10 x 1ml1212211/2017
PLEO-FORT5XPortable sips50 x 1ml1503002/2015
PLEO-FORT5XPortable sips50 x 1ml1212211/2017
PLEO-FORT5XDrops10ml2310909/2014
PLEO-FORT5XDrops10ml0803002/2015
PLEO-FORT5XDrops10ml1203202/2017
PLEO-FORT5XDrops10ml2604303/2018
PLEO-FORT5XTablets20 pcs2710009/2015
PLEO-FORT5XTablets20 pcs2910010/2015
PLEO-FORT5XTablets20 pcs2501301/2018
PLEO-FORT3XSuppositories10pcs311010/2015
PLEO-FORT3XSuppositories10pcs111210/2017
PLEO-FORT4XCapsules20pcs2403002/2015
PLEO-FORT4XCapsules20pcs1406205/2017
PLEO-EX5XPortable sips10 x 1ml0902001/2015
PLEO-EX5XPortable sips10 x 1ml0305204/2017
PLEO-EX5XPortable sips50 x 1ml0902001/2015
PLEO-EX5XPortable sips50 x 1ml0305204/2017
PLEO-EX5XDrops10ml0701112/2015
PLEO-EX5XDrops10ml0904303/2018
PLEO-EX3XSuppositories10pcs201112/2015
PLEO-EX3XSuppositories10pcs208107/2016
PLEO-EX3XSuppositories10pcs306305/2018
PLEO-EX3XSuppositories10pcs101302/2018
PLEO-STOLO6XDrops10ml0806005/2015
PLEO-STOLO6XDrops10ml0711908/2014
PLEO-STOLO6XDrops10ml0304305/2018

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