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Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (“Taro” or the “Company”) is voluntarily recalling one (1) lot of Clobetasol Propionate Ointment USP, 0.05% packaged in 60 g tubes, to the consumer level. This recall ONLY applies to tubes labeled with “Lot AC13786” and “Exp Dec 2022”. No other lots of this product are impacted.

Lot AC13786 is being recalled due to the presence of Ralstonia pickettii bacteria (“R. pickettii”), which was discovered by the manufacturer through routine testing. R. pickettii is present in the natural environment (soil, water) and for healthy individuals with intact skin, is unlikely to cause any localized or systemic infections. However, for individuals who are immunocompromised, or whose skin is not intact (i.e. sunburn, psoriasis, abrasions), there is a reasonable possibility that systemic infections may occur if the product is contaminated with R. pickettii due to the presence of the corticosteroid component which enhances absorption of the ointment. If this bacterium is circulating in the human blood stream it can cause life-threatening, invasive infections such sepsis, pneumonia, meningitis, inflammation of the bone or bone marrow, and infection in the joint fluid and joint tissues.

To date, Taro has not received any adverse event reports related to this lot.

The one (1) lot being recalled is as follows:

Lot # AC13786
Amount: 96 units
Expiration Date: December 2022

Clobetasol Propionate Ointment USP, 0.05% is indicated for the relief of inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses and is packaged in 60 g aluminum tubes with polypropylene puncture-tip caps. Each 60 g tube is labeled to indicate the name of the product, Clobetasol Propionate Ointment USP, 0.05% and the NDC # 51672-1259-3 (see image of container label below). The Lot Number and Expiration Date are displayed on the bottom of each tube and the end flap of the product carton.

Ninety-six (96) units of Lot AC13786 were distributed to two wholesale distributors in the U.S. market between November 16 and December 6, 2021. These two wholesale distributors may have further distributed this lot to their retail customers for prescription dispensing to patients who were prescribed Clobetasol Propionate Ointment USP, 0.05%, 60 g.

Retail customers that have any quantities of Lot AC13786 which is being recalled, should stop distribution and return any unsold units to their wholesaler. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

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

Company name: Taro Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Brand name: Taro
Product recalled: Clobetasol Propionate
Reason of the recall: Presence of Ralstonia pickettii bacteria
FDA Recall date: December 30, 2021

Check the full recall details on fda.gov

Source: FDA
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