Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Digitek Digoxin Tablets Recalled
Digitek Digoxin tablets have been recalled by the manufacturer because they may be carrying double the normal dose. Digoxin is used in the treatment of arrhythmias and heart failure. The higher dose can cause serious toxicity especially in patients who have kidney disease. Symptoms of toxicity include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness, decreased heart rate or arrhyhtmia and possibly death.
"Any customer inquiries related to this action should be addressed to Stericycle customer service at 1-888-276-6166 with representatives available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm EST. Additional information about the voluntary recall can also be found at www.actavis.us."
References: U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Photo: courtesy of usrecallnews.