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Company name: Jacobus Pharmaceutical Company Inc.
Brand name: Ruzurgi®
Product recalled: Ruzurgi® (amifampridine) 10 mg tablets
Reason of the recall: Exceeds Specification for Total Yeast and Mold Counts
FDA Recall date: September 13, 2021
Recall details: Plainsboro, New Jersey, Jacobus Pharmaceutical Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling 3 lots of Ruzurgi® (amifampridine) 10 mg tablets to the consumer level. The products have been found to be contaminated with yeast, mold, and aerobic bacteria based on laboratory test results.

Oral products heavily contaminated with yeast, mold, and aerobic bacteria may result in serious and life-threatening infections. The use of the defective product in patients with underlying immunosuppressive conditions such as Lambert Eaton Syndrome (LEMS) increases the concern for serious infections.

The product is used as a treatment for LEMS in patients ages 6 to less than 17 and is packaged in 100 count bottles (NDC: 49938-110-01). The affected Ruzurgi® (amifampridine) tablets lots include the following control numbers and expiration dates:
- Control Number 18038, Expiration 03/2023
- Control Number 18039, Expiration 03/2023
- Control Number 18079, Expiration 05/2023

The Control Number is located to the right of the bottle’s front panel below the D2 Barcode. Ruzurgi® (amifampridine) was distributed worldwide to specialty pharmacies and physicians.

Jacobus was informed of this issue by their Canadian partner that was conducting confirmatory full testing on Control Number 18038. Jacobus conducted an expanded investigation which identified Control Numbers 18039 and 18079.

- Control Number 18038 was distributed between 05/25/2021 – 08/26/2021 (Canada only)
- Control Number 18039 was distributed between 06/01/2021 – 08/10/2021
- Control Number 18079 was distributed between 08/10/2021 – 08/30/2021

Jacobus Pharmaceutical Company Inc is notifying its distributors and customers via regular mail and electronic mail and is arranging for the return of all recalled products.

Consumers that have Ruzurgi® (amifampridine) which is being recalled should stop using and return this product. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Jacobus Pharmaceutical Company Inc. by phone at (609)799-8221 ext. 2120, Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other health authorities.

Check the full recall details on fda.gov

Source: FDA
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