Titusville, N.J., April 14, 2011 - Ortho-McNeil Neurologics Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced it is voluntarily recalling two lots of TOPAMAX® (topiramate) 100mg Tablets. These two lots were shipped between 10/19/2010 and 12/28/2010 and distributed in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. While the recall encompasses approximately 57,000 bottles of TOPAMAX®, the company believes there are fewer than 6,000 bottles remaining in the marketplace. The recall stems from four consumer reports of an uncharacteristic odor thought to be caused by trace amounts of TBA (2,4,6 tribromoanisole).
About Ortho-McNeil Neurologics Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Headquartered in Titusville, N.J., Ortho-McNeil Neurologics Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a Johnson & Johnson company that focuses exclusively on providing solutions that improve neurological health. The Company currently has products for Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, and acute and preventive migraine treatment. In conjunction with internal and external research partners, the Company continues to explore new opportunities to develop solutions for unmet healthcare needs in neurology.
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