Qualitest, a subsidiary of Endo Health Solutions, has issued a voluntary nationwide recall for 101 lots of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets , USP 10 mg/500 mg. Bottles from the affected lots may contain tablets that have a higher dosage of acetaminophen, and as a result, it is possible that consumers could take more than the intended acetaminophen dose.
The problem with getting too much acetaminophen is that it could result in liver toxicity, especially in patients on other acetaminophen containing medications, patients with liver dysfunction, or people who consume more than three alcoholic beverages a day.
The affected lots, were distributed between Feb. 20, 2012 and Nov. 19, 2012 to wholesale distributors and retail pharmacies nationwide. For a list of the lot numbers, see Qualitest's press release .
If you have hydrocodone/acetaminophen tablets from the affected lots, contact Qualitest at 1-800-444-4011. If you are unsure if you have the affected ...
Alternative Names Overdose - hydrocodone; Overdose - oxycodone; Vicodin overdose; Percocet overdose; Percodan overdose; MSContin overdose; OxyContin overdose Symptoms When you take the correct or prescribed dose of these medicines, side effects may occur. In addition to relieving pain, you may feel drowsy, confused and in a daze, constipated , and possibly nauseous. When you take too much of these medications however, symptoms become much more serious. Symptoms include: Extreme sleepiness Breathing problems Small pupils -- the black circle in the colored part of your eye The first thing that will likely occur is that you will become extremely sleepy. Depending on how much you take, this can range from struggling to stay awake to being completely unconscious -- family members may shake you very hard without waking you up. The most dangerous complication of this type of overdose is the effect on your breathing. A hydrocodone/oxycodone overdose can cause your breathing to slow down, become more sh...
Generic Name: IBUPROFEN/OXYCODONE 400 MG/5 MG - ORAL Pronounced: (eye-byou-PRO-fen/ox-ee-KOH-doan) Ibuprofen-Oxycodone Oral Precautions
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to oxycodone or ibuprofen; or to other narcotic
pain relievers (such as codeine, hydrocodone); or to aspirin or other NSAIDs
(such as naproxen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies. This product
may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
intestinal/bowel disorders (such as paralytic ileus,
infectious diarrhea, colitis, blockage)
recent heart bypass surgery (CABG)
bleeding/blood-clotting disorders (such as hemophilia,
vitamin K deficiency, low platelet count)
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