March 31 2011, 10:51 am PT | Posted in: Drugs
Pfizer Inc. subsidiary Greenstone LLC recalled one lot of its Citalopram depression medicine and its prostate drug Finasteride because the wrong labels may have been put on the bottles, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Greenstone said in a recall notice that bottles of Citalopram, a generic drug with trade names including Celexa, may contain Finasteride, used to treat prostate problems and baldness in men. Finasteride’s trade names include Proscar, Propecia and several others.
The recall includes 100 count bottles of 10mg citalopram and 90 count bottles of 5mg finasteride. Both are generic, non-name-brand varieties (so you’re fine if you have Proscar; Propecia is not included in the recall).
The article does say — “Both have the lot number FI050058-A on the label.” So if you are taking 5mg finasteride, double check the lot number on the bottle.