Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray recalled after glass particles found in spray

Posted at 1:51 PM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 14:32:26-04

A nationwide recall has been issued by the makers of a nasal spray brand after glass particles were found inside of the spray. 

Apotex Corp, the company that makes Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray, is voluntarily recalling one lot of the nasal spray, according to a press release. 

The glass particles could block the actuator and impact the functionality of the pump. The issue was discovered through a consumer report. 

The risks involved in using the contaminated spray include: 

- patients being exposed to the glass particles and mechanical irritation cannot be ruled out 

- local trauma to the nasal mucosa might occur

Apotex Corp. has not yet received any reports of injuries related to the recall. 

The affected nasal spray is Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray, USP, 50 mcg per spray, 120 Metered Spray, with an expiration date of July 20, 2020.

NDC: 60505-0829-1

Configuration/Count: Carton containing 1 Bottle of 50
mcg per spray 120 Metered Sprays

The affected sprays were distributed nationwide to wholesalers and distributors.

Customers with questions regarding this recall can contact Apotex Corp. by phone at 1-800-706-5575 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday. Consumers can also send emails to  

Contact your physician or healthcare provider if you have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.