Recent Voluntary Drug Recalls - NATPARA

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October 14, 2019  

NATPARA® (parathyroid hormone) for Injection

On September 5, 2019 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, manufacturer of NATPARA® (parathyroid hormone) for Injection, issued a voluntary recall of all lots of this product. This recall was issued because of the potential risk of rubber particles originating from the rubber septum ending up in it. When the rubber septum is punctured with repeated doses, it’s possible small pieces could break off into the cartridge.

Affected NDCs

Product Name NDC # Lot #
NATPARA® (Parathyroid Hormone) for Injection 25 mcg 68875-0202-01
NATPARA® (Parathyroid Hormone) for Injection 50 mcg 68875-0203-01
NATPARA® (Parathyroid Hormone) for Injection 75 mcg 68875-0204-01
NATPARA® (Parathyroid Hormone) for Injection 100 mcg 68875-0205-01

What do you need to do?

  • Do not stop taking your medication without speaking with your doctor.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that patients continue taking their medication, as the risk of harm to a patient's health may be higher if the treatment is stopped immediately without any alternative treatment.
  • Please call your doctor right away to obtain a new prescription for another appropriate medication.  Your doctor will be able to prescribe another medication for you so you can continue treating your condition without interruption

For more information

For more information, if you have not already been contacted by Takeda, or to report any adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of this product, contact Takeda Pharmaceuticals Limited toll free at 1-866-888-0660 or visit  You can also report this to the FDA's MedWatch Program.

To report an adverse event to the FDA Med Watch Program: