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    Contamination Responsible for Topamax Recall?
    phylisfeinerjohnson posted:
    Just when you thought you were safe, yet another AED is being recalled for the possibility of contamination.

    57,000 bottles of Topamax (topiramate), are being pulled by a division of J&J, although the pharmaceutical company claims only about 6,000 bottles remain in circulation.

    The medicines are being recalled because of a mouldy smell thought to be contamination with TBA — a preservative used in wooden shipping pallets. (UGH!)

    For further information, go to:

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Here's a link to the WebMD story will all the details including bottle codes!

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