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Dangerously Potent Hydrocodone Recalled

Timothy Haren4 years ago

Qualitest has issued a recall of one lot of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg/500 mg, due to extra large tablets discovered with dangerous levels of active ingredients hydrocodone and acetaminophen.

Hydrocodone Recall Information

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the tablets, produced by Qualitest, a subsidiary of Endo Health Solutions, in the affected lot exceed the size and dosage requirement of their Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets.

Consumers, pharmacists and wholesalers who have the affected tablets should contact MedTurn at 1-800-967-5952 for information on how to return the product immediately. Pharmacists are urged to post contact information so as to make the recall known to potentially affected patients. More information can be found by calling Qualitest at 1-800-444-4011, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST weekdays.

Hydrocodone Overdose can Lead to Death

While no injuries have been reported, unintentionally taking high dosages of acetaminophen can cause severe liver damage and even death, particularly in patients who already have liver damage or are taking acetaminophen in other medications, and those who consume at least 3 alcoholic beverages a day.

Increased hydrocodone consumption can also be dangerous for the elderly, those taking interacting medicine, and those already diagnosed with liver or kidney problems.

Description of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets
  • The recall includes Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg/500 mg with lot number C1440512A.
  • The pink tablets are approximately 16.51 mm long and feature a “V” on one side and “3600” on the other.
  • The recalled lot was distributed to wholesalers and pharmacists between May and August 2012.
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