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Isosorbide Mononitrate Extended Release Tablets

ETHEX Morphene Recall Lawsuits

The ETHEX Corporation announced a significant medication recall in early November of 2008, which you can read about in full through the FDA's website here. A number of drugs were included on this list, one of them being Isosorbide Mononitrate extended release tablets. Used by patients with heart problems, these tablets are taken by thousands of people across the United States. Overdosing, like is possible with the lots recalled, can be life-threatening.

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Isosorbide Mononitrate is used to treat people with heart problems. When you have obstructions in the blood vessels leading to the heart or spasms in these arteries, your heart doesn't get enough oxygen, which leads to chest pains (called angina). Isosorbide Mononitrate dilates the blood vessels to relieve this pain and lower your blood pressure.

The recall situation involves the specific dose of Isosorbide Mononitrate you receive. In some lots, the amount of active ingredient was mistakenly increased, which can lead to blood pressure that is way to low and can lead to fainting, or worse. If your blood pressure drops too low, you have a heart attack or other medical problems. In short, this recall has been extremely dangerous for many patients across the country.

All of the Isosorbide Mononitrate tablets involved in the recall were shipped before May 22, 2008 and have expiration dates between November 2008 and November 2009. They're oval in shape, a light red color or yellow in color, and E and 30 or E and 60 on one side with a bisecting line on both sides. Both 30 mg tablets and 60 mg tablets were involved in the recall. The specific lot numbers are as follows:

62355, 66423, and 68102 (30 mg) and 63466, 66034, 67351, and 67354 (60 mg).

Initially, the recall was announced to the wholesalers and retailers who had received shipments of these tablets, so pharmacies filling orders were instructed to contact individuals who were using this drug, so you may have already been notified to stop using the medication.

If you have not, however, it is important to discontinue the use and immediately contact your doctor. Prescriptions filled after the recall on November 10 (you can read about it here) are safe to use, so it is easy to have your medication replaced. Although not every lot was affected, many were, and this is not the only drug ETHEX has recalled. Also on the recall list are their Propafenon HC1 tablets, their Morphine Sulfate tablets, and their Dextroamphetamine Sulfate tablets, and in the past, they've recalled a number of other drugs they produce.

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Talk to your doctor today if you take any of these medications, and remember, you have legal rights. Get in touch with an Ethex Morphone recall lawyer as soon as possible if your health was at risk.

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