DRUG ALERT : Ethex Corporation Recalls Overdosed Propafenone Tablets

As first reported on November 11th, there has been a Propafenone recall by the ETHEX Corporation because the pills may have been oversized, which could result in overdose of the drug Propafenone.

Three different strengths were recalled, all of them Propafenone HCI tablets made by the ETHEX Corporation. They were 150mg, 225mg and 300mg pills from any of the following lots with expiration dates ranging from 6/2009 to 3/2011.

Below are the recalled lot numbers:

150 mg – 73761, 78184, 79373, 81240, 81241, 81242, 83470, 84357, 90525, 90526
225 mg – 71720, 74831, 76014-15, 81243-45, 89731, 90527-29, 90657
300mg – 72834, 76016-18, 81246, 89092, 89732, 90530, 90532, and 91641-42

The 150 mg Propafenone Hydrochloride pills are white, scored round film coated tablets with “ETH” on one side and “331? with a bisect on the reverse. The 225 mg Propafenone Hydrochloride pills are white, scored round film coated tablets with “ETH” on one side and “332? with a bisect on the reverse. The 300 mg Propafenone Hydrochloride pills are white, scored round film coated tablets with “ETH” on one side and “333? with a bisect on the reverse. Life threatening consequences of overdosing on Propafenone Hydrochloride includes heart arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat) and dangerously low blood pressure.

If you or someone you know is prescribed Propafenone, please call your physician immediately.An overdose of this substance is very serious, and can cause severe harm.

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