Endo Pharmaceuticals has recalled 2 lots of its Endocet (oxycodone/ acetaminophen) 10mg/ 325mg tablets because both lots had a bottle that contained a higher dosage of Endocet (oxycodone/ acetaminophen) – 10mg/ 650mg.
The possibility exists that recalled bottles might contain tablets of the incorrect acetaminophen dosage causing consumers to unintentionally consume higher doses of acetaminophen than expected. Accidental consumption of increased amounts of acetaminophen may cause liver toxicity or severe liver damage, especially for those patients on other medications containing acetaminophen, patients with liver dysfunction, or for those who consume more than three alcoholic drinks a day.
The lots were distributed to wholesalers in seventeen states (including FL) from April 19 to May 10, 2011 and those wholesalers may have redistributed the affected lots to other wholesalers and retailers nationwide. The lot number, located on the side of the bottle, may identify the recalled medication.
|Endocet (oxycodone/ acetaminophen) Tablets|
10mg/ 325mg 100 count bottles
Additionally, the higher acetaminophen dosage Endocet 10mg/ 650mg pills are larger with a different shape and the markings ‘E797’ and ‘10’ pressed into opposing sides of the pill. The intended prescribed Endocet 10mg/ 325mg pills have ‘E712’ and ‘10/325’ pressed into opposing sides of the pill.
Endo is alerting customers of the recalled product and making arrangements for the recalled products return. Consumers may contact Endo Pharmaceuticals’ agent Stericycle at 1-866-723-2681 Monday-Friday from 8am to 8pm EST and on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm EST or via the web at endo.com for additional information.
If you have inadvertently taken the incorrect prescribed amount of medication due to a bottle packaging error and suffered severe side-effects defective drug lawyers may be able to help. Call 1-888-BURNETTI for a free consultation.