Safety Alerts & Recalls
What does this mean?
Since opioids such as morphine have life-threatening consequences if overdosed, this recall should be taken seriously. These consequences can include difficulty breathing, and low blood pressure. Patients may also experience increased drowsiness or impaired judgment.
If you are using morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets, check your bottle to find out who it was made by. The Ethex product is a white oval tablet with "60" on one side, and "E" on the other side. If your tablets are made by Ethex Corporation and your bottle has a "lot" number printed on it that matches the number listed in the recall, you should return them to your pharmacy to examine and possibly exchange.
If you are not sure who has made your tablets, or cannot find a "lot" number, please take your bottle to your pharmacist for them to check as soon as possible. If you have any other questions about the recall, you should contact your physician, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Selected recall of morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets
ETHEX Corporation has initiated a voluntary recall of a single lot of morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets (Lot No. 91762) which is used to treat pain. These tablets may contain more drug than appropriate. The lot was distributed by ETHEX Corporation under an "ETHEX" label between April 16th and April 27th of 2008.
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