Pfizer Recalls Lot of Neurontin

Pfizer Recalls Lot of Neurontin

Pfizer (New York, NY, www.pfizer.com) has voluntarily recalled one lot (40,000 bottles) of its epilepsy medication "Neurontin." According to the company, a manufacturing mechanical failure resulted in some bottles containing empty or partially filled capsules.

The recall affects only 100-mg capsules from lot #15224V, distributed during October and November 2004, only in the United States. The company said it is possible that patients taking Neurontin could experience seizures from a missed dose of the product, and patients should consult with their physician before discontinuing the drug.

Pfizer said the recall of the affected lot will not result in a shortage of Neurontin 100-mg capsules. Consumers are encouraged to contact Pfizer Medical Information at 800.438.1985 if they have any questions about the recall.