Qualitest, a supplier of generic pharmaceuticals, has made a voluntary nationwide recall for Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets.  According to the FDA, the recalled tablets exceed the weight specifications and could be super-potent for the ingredients Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen.  This may cause a number of problems for individuals taking the tablets.

Affected Product:

  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg/500 mg, NDC 0603-3888-21, 100 count, Lot Number C1440512A- expiration date: 12/13

Reason for Recall according to the FDA:

  • Tablets may exceed the weight specification
  • Tablets may be super-potent for the ingredients Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen
  • Tablets may have a higher dosage of acetaminophen, which may cause consumers to take more than the intended dose
  • Taking more than the intended dose of the tablet could result in liver toxicity
  • Taking more than the intended dose of hydrocodone could result in an increase in the severity of side effects, such as sedation or respiratory depression

Refund:

  • Pharmacists and wholesalers who have lot C1440512A tablets in their inventories should contact MedTurn at 1-800-967-5952 for instructions on product return

If you seek more information regarding the tablets, contact Qualitest at 1-800-444-4011.

You can find additional information regarding the recall here.

 

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