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About Propafenone HCl Tablets

ETHEX Morphene Recall Lawsuits

In November of 2008, drug manufacturer and distributor ETHEX voluntarily recalled a number of there products. Included on this list, which you can see in full at the FDA's official website here, were Propafenone HCl tablets. These tablets are used by a number of consumers every year, making this recall situation potentially extremely dangerous. If you've taken Propafenone HCl tablets over the past year, talk to your doctor about how the recall could affect you.

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The main problem with the recalled Propafenone HCl tablets is that they were manufactured with too much of the active ingredient. So, patients were getting twice the dosing amount with every pill. Not every pill was dangerous, but many lots contained oversized tablets. Too much of this medication could lead to arrhythmias (an irregular heartbeat) or low blood pressure. The tablets in question are 150 mg, 225 mg, and 300 mg. They all had expiration dates from March 2009 to March 2011. Dozens of lots were included in this recall, including the following:

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

Although not every filled prescription had a problem, there were enough for the company to warrant a recall, which was announced to the general public, as well as reiterated in communications with doctors and pharmacies.

As patients can read at the ETHEX website here, Propafenone HCl (or, officially propafenone hydrochloride) is a drug given to cardiovascular patients. This medication is used orally and is used as an antiarrhythmic drug. In most cases, it is used to treat life-threateningly fast heartbeats. It does this by blocking irregular electrical activity in the heart, leaving room for just a normal heartbeat. Dosing depends on your specific condition. Doctors typically start patients on this medication while they are still in the hospital, and determine dosing from there. Since the recall, new prescriptions are safe, but you may have lingering medical problems due to the past recall.

In addition to the recalled Propafenone HC1 tablets, ETHEX also recalled isosorbide mononitrate extended release tablets, morphine sulfate extended release tablets, and dextroamphetamine sulfate tablets. The Propafenone HC1 tablets that were recalled were all shipped before May 22, 2008, and they're stamped with ETH on one side and 331, 332, or 333 on the other side.

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If you have any of these pills, it is important to stop taking them and talk to your doctor immediately. More importantly, if you've had problems with your health due to taking the recalled tablets, seek legal advice. Protect your rights, along with your health by speaking to an Ethex Morphone recall lawyer to learn more about this recall.

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