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Novartis has issued a voluntary recall of 3 lots of Promacta (eltrombopag) 12.5 mg for oral suspension to the consumer level, due to a risk of potential peanut flour contamination that occurred at a third-party contract manufacturing site.
Promacta tablets in 12.5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg and 75 mg strengths are not impacted by this recall and are not manufactured in the same facility, according to Novartis.
Peanut is a known food allergen that can cause reactions, including anaphylaxis, which can be fatal. Potential cross contamination with peanut flour, even in small traces, can lead to hypersensitivity reaction in patients with an unknown or known sensitivity to peanut antigen.