Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, has issued a nationwide recall of DIGOXIN, a medicine used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. The tablets are being recalled because they may differ in size and could have more or less of the active ingredient, digoxin.
This recall includes all lots of Caraco brand digoxin tablets distributed before March 31, 2009:
Digoxin 0.125 mg tablets - NDC# 57664-437-88 or NDC# 57664-437-18
Digoxin 0.25 mg tablets NDC# 57664-441-88 or NDC# 57664-441-18
Digoxin tablets from other manufacturers are not included in this recall. Last year a similar problem was reported with another manufacturer’s brand of digoxin. At the time this resulted in a massive recall of the heart drug, affecting 60% of the nation's supply. It also helped spur reports of at least 650 patient deaths. However, a direct link to defective tablets was difficult to assess click here.
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