Pfizer recalls Nurtec ODT prescription drugs due to non-compliance with child-resistant packaging; Risk of poisoning

  • Recalled Nurtec® ODT Oral Disintegration Tablets (rimegepant) (blister pack)

The product’s name:

Nurtec® ODT Oral Disintegration Tablets (rimegepant), 75 mg, blister pack of 8 dose units


Prescription drug recalls must be in child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not childproof, which creates a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.

revocation date:

March 16, 2023

remember the details


This recall is for Nurtec ODT 75mg ODT Prescription Tablets sold in cartons containing one blister of 8 tablets. The tablets are in a blister pack, not intended for children, and are packaged in a carton box with product name, dosage, NDC number and expiry date. Dosage strength and expiration date are printed or stamped on the blister card.

Feedback includes the following:

Product Description

NDC number

expiration date

Nurtek® ODT (rimegepant) 75 mg, 8 dose units, blister pack


All dates up to 6/2026


Consumers should immediately remove the recalled product from the sight and reach of children and contact Pfizer for a free child-resistant bag to store the product. Once a product is protected, consumers can continue to use it as directed.

Sold in:

Pharmacies nationwide as a prescription drug from December 2021 to March 2023. Product prices varied based on health insurance terms and other factors.


Biohaven Pharmaceuticals Inc., New Haven, Connecticut. and Pfizer Inc., New York

Made in:

United States

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