Dr Reddy`s Laboratories Ltd is recalling 13,560 bottles of its high blood pressure drug metoprolol succinate in the United States after it failed a dissolution test - a measure to check the amount of time it takes the active ingredient to release into the body - the US Food and Drug Administration said.
Metoprolol succinate extended release is a cheaper generic form of AstraZeneca Plc`s Toprol XL and the dissolution test was meant to help predict the drug's performance inside the body.
Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. It also is used to prevent angina (chest pain) and to improve survival after a heart attack.
Another Indian drug maker Wockhardt Ltd also recalled 109,744 bottles of the same drug last month on the same reason.
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