Recall alert: Xanax lot recalled due to foreign substance

Mylan Pharmaceuticals, along with the Food and Drug Administration, has announced a recall of a single lot of the company's Alprazolam tablets, commonly known as Xanax, due to a possible foreign substance.

The recall affects only a single lot of the Alprazolam Tablets, USP C-IV 0.5 mg. The medication is packaged in bottles of 500 pills and has the lot number 8082708 that expires in September 2020, the FDA announced.

The FDA release did not release what the foreign substance is, and the impact is expected to be rare, but there is a remote risk of infection.

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If you have the affected medication, you're being directed to call Stericycle at 1-888-843-0255 for the documentation needed to return the medication to Stericycle.

If you have questions, you can contact Mylan at 800-796-9526, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If patients have had any issues with the medication, they are instructed to contact their doctors, according to the FDA.

Xanax, or Alprazolam, is used for the treatment of various levels of anxiety and treatment of panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, the FDA said in the release.

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