Topamax Recall: Some Lots of the Migraine Medicine Recalled Over Foul Odor


Ortho-McNeil Neurologics

recalled about 57,000 bottles of the migraine medicine Topamax after four consumer complaints about a foul odor, the company said today. Topamax is also used to treat seizures in children.

The company said the odor is believed to be caused by trace amounts of a chemical used to preserve the wooden pallets the medicine sits on in storage -- that's the same cause that prompted gigantic recalls of Tylenol and other over-the-counter medications at McNeil Consumer Healthcare. The two companies are both part of Johnson & Johnson.