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Mylan Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalls a lot of prescription drug Alprazolam nationwide due to "potential presence of a foreign drug", according to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration website.

Alprazolam is a generic form of Xanax.

"Clinical exposure to the foreign substance, if present, is expected to be rare, but the remote risk of infection to a patient cannot be ruled out," the announcement states. "To date, Mylan has not received any unwanted incidents related to this party."

The recall for Alprazolam is 0.5 mg tablets distributed in July and August 2019 on 500-count bottles. The affected part of the drug. Is 8082708 and has an expiration date in September 2020.

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Mylan Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalls one lot of prescription drugs for anxiety Alprazolam nationwide because of" the potential presence of a foreign drug. ” (Photo: Mylan Pharmaceuticals)

According to the recall notice, Mylan has notified the distributors and customers of the recall by letter and orders the return of all recalled products. Retailers are asked to contact consumers to explain the return process.

To return Alprazolam, consumers should call Stericycle at 888-843-0255. Consumers with questions should call Mylan at 800-796-9526, Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm. Eastern time, or email at

The medicine is for the treatment of anxiety disorders, short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety and treatment of panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia, according to Mylan.

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