Morphine, Dextroamphetamine, and Isosorbide added to the Ethex Recall

The Ethex Corporation has added three new drugs to its list of recently recalled products.  After Ethex discovered that their propafenone tablets were over-sized, it became evident that many other drugs being manufactured by the company were also over-sized. 

Isosorbide

Isosorbide is a drug used principally in the treatment of angina. It works by dilating the blood vessels in order to reduce blood pressure. All of the recalled Isosorbide Mononitrate tablets said they were 60mg on the bottle and were made by the ETHEX Corporation with expiration dates ranging from 12/2008 and 11/2009.

Recalled lot numbers: 63466, 66034, 67351, and 67354

Dextroamphetamine

Dextroamphetamine is a stimulant used to increase energy and decrease appetite.  The recalled Dextroamphetamine Sulfate came in 10mg pills with expiration dates ranging from 6/2009 to 5/2007. All were made by the ETHEX Corporation.

Recalled lot numbers: 73934, 75892, 77945, 81137, 86320.

Amphetamines are very dangerous drugs, especially when taken in excessive doses. If the batch number on your pill bottle matches any of the above recalled Dextroamphetamine batch numbers you should contact your doctor and/or pharmacists immediately.

Morphine

Two strengths of immediate release Morphine Sulfate and one strength of extended release Morphine Sulfate were recalled, all of them tablets made by the ETHEX Corporation. The two recalled Morphine immediate release pills were 15mg and 30mg. The recalled Morphine extended release pills were 15mg.  The recalled tablets come from any of the following lots with expiration dates ranging from 8/2009 to 3/2011.

Recalled Lot Numbers:

15mg Extended Release Morphine – 81175, 82514-16, 89660, 89664, 89667, 90249-51, 91687
15mg Immediate Release Morphine – 77852-54, 81746, 82519-20, 84113, 90276-78
30mg Immediate Release Morphine – 75093, 77855-57, 82297, 82521-22, 87239, 88925, 90288-98

Morphine is a highly potent and addictive drug in the opiate family. Like other opioids, such as heroin, morphine acts on the central nervous system to relieve pain. Morphine is highly addictive. Tolerance, physical and psychological dependence develops very rapidly. Overdosing on Morphine is very dangerous and can result in severe side effects, including death.

 If you or anyone you know is prescribed any of these drugs, please immediately check the manufacturer and lot number on your pill bottle.  Contact your physician immediately.  Even in the case that you don’t think you have a recalled prescription; call your pharmacy and physician to confirm. 

 If you or a family member has been hurt by any of the Ethex Corporation recalled drugs, please contact an attorney immediately.  You may be entitled to compensation. 

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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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