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Morphine Sulfate Immediate Release Tablets 15 mg and 30 mg

Propafenone HCl Tablets 150 mg, 225 mg, and 300 mg
Isosorbide Mononitrate Extended Release Tablets 30 mg and 60 mg
Morphine Sulfate Extended Release Tablets 15 mg
Dextroamphetamine Sulfate Tablets 10 mg

Audience: Pharmacists, other healthcare professionals, patients

[Posted 11/10/2008] Ethex Corp and FDA notified healthcare professionals of a voluntary recall of five generic products (Propafenone HCl Tablets, Isosorbide Mononitrate Extended Release Tablets, Morphine Sulfate Extended Release Tablets, Morphine Sulfate Immediate Release Tablets, and Dextroamphetamine Sulfate Tablets). The products were recalled because they may contain oversized tablets. Oversized tablets may contain more than the intended levels of the active drug ingredient that could result in patients receiving as much as twice the expected dosage of these drugs, which could cause serious or life-threatening consequences. Overdoses can include arrhythmias and low blood pressure with Propafenone HCl; fainting and low blood pressure with Isosorbide Mononitrate; respiratory depression and low blood pressure with Morphine Sulfate; and rapid heart rate and high blood pressure with Dextroamphetamine Sulfate. Patients who experience any adverse reactions to these drugs should contact their healthcare professional immediately. See the manufacturer's recall notice for specific lot numbers of the products affected by this recall.

[November 07, 2008 - Press Release - Ethex Corp]

Previous MedWatch Alert:
[October 16, 2008]