Morphine Sulfate Recall

Karen Lee Richards Health Guide
  • The ETHEX Corporation has announced a voluntary recall of a single lot of morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets (Lot No. 91762) because a tablet that was twice as thick as it should have been was discovered.  These oversized tablets could contain as much as double the amount of active morphine sulfate indicated on the label.

    The recalled lot was distributed under an “ETHEX” label between April 16th and April 27th of 2008.  No other dosage strength, nor any other lot of the 60 mg strength is affected by this recall.  The product is a white oval tablet with "60" on one side, and "E" on the reverse.

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    If you take morphine sulfate tablets in the 60 mg extended release form, check your medication carefully.  Opioids such as morphine have life-threatening consequences if overdosed.  Those consequences can include respiratory depression (difficulty or lack of breathing), and low blood pressure.

    If you have any doubts about your medication, call your pharmacist to see if your prescription could have come from the recalled lot.   You can also address any customer inquiries to ETHEX Customer Service at 1-800-321-1705, or fax to ETHEX Customer Service at 314-646-3751 or send via email to:  Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm CST.

    Click here to read the full press release for this recall.

Published On: June 10, 2008