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momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/27/2011 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's a recall from the FDA. I wanted to share it with everyone in case anyone is taking these It didn't copy the way I wanted it to, but hopefully you can read it ok. I put spaces to make it easier to read.


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Loretta



FDA alert - Recall: Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets (USP 50mg, 325mg, 40mg) and Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets (USP 7.5mg, 500mg) - Bottle Mislabeled


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Recall: Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets (USP 50mg, 325mg, 40mg) and Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets (USP 7.5mg, 500mg) - Bottle Mislabeled
June 27, 2011
Audience: Pharmacy, Patient.


ISSUE: Qualitest and FDA is notifying pharmacists and patients of a recall to the retail level of specific lots of Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets and Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets due to possibility that the recalled bottles may contain incorrect tablets, and patients may unintentionally take butalbital and caffeine instead of hydrocodone.


[06/24/2011 - Press Release - Qualitest Pharmaceuticals]
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Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
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luckyflowers
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   Posted 6/27/2011 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Good looking out! I don't take it, but thanks!
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Chutz
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   Posted 6/27/2011 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the post, Loretta!

I did a bit more looking and found more explanations on the FDA website. It helps me understand which drugs they are talking about, hopefully it will help others. I did notice in the explanation on their website that it's only the medicines made by one manufacturer - Qualitest.

Chutz<going to check my latest prescription now>

Hydrocodone and compounds containing it are marketed, in varying forms, under a number of trademarks, includingVicodin, Hydrococet, Symtan, Anexsia, Biocodone, Damason-P, Dicodid, Hycodan (or generically Hydromet), Hycomine, Hycet, Lorcet, Lortab,Norco, Novahistex, Hydrovo, Duodin, Kolikodol, Orthoxycol, Panacet, Zydone, Mercodinone, Synkonin, Norgan, Xodol and Hydrokon. Hycodan was the original trade name. The trade name Dicodid was chosen because hydrocodone is the codeine analogue of hydromorphone (Dilaudid and the naming scheme extended to related drugs like Dihydrin (dihydrocodeine) and Dinarkon (oxycodone). The trade name Vicodin refers to hydrocodone being six times stronger than codeine by mouth, as in the Roman numeral VI.

www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyalertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm260915.htm

Heard from Loretta that the above link gets to the FDA but no information there. I went back and grabbed the link again and it's identical. Hmmm, try doing a copy and paste on the address below and see if it gets you there. Thanks Loretts!

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyalertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm260915.htm
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Post Edited (Chutz) : 6/27/2011 9:55:38 PM (GMT-6)


momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/27/2011 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chutz I clicked on the website and it said page not found. I was going to read more.

Thanks for adding to what I posted. Next time I'll try to remember to add to it myself, but I'm very forgetful, so I can't make any promises :-)
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Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

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   Posted 6/28/2011 1:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Good job Loretta! You rock!

Chutz, I hope you're feeling better and a bit closer to healing.

Take care,

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   Posted 6/28/2011 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm on Norco, so what should we do??? did they mention that...
thanks for the info...
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   Posted 6/28/2011 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   

 

        Chartreux..I would simply call your Pharmacy, and ask....I'm sure they know all about it. I'm betting there will be a lot # associated with it.

       ok...this link should work better for you.....took me a bit to figure out...but got it done. Seems the other link will not work as a hot link, but you can copy and paste in into your browser....then it will work just fine. However, I was able to find a clickable link here, that will take you to the same FDA recall warning.

  Good luck!

 
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 6/28/2011 9:22:55 AM (GMT-6)


momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/30/2011 1:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Michael. I appreciate your help.

love and hugs
Loretta
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Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

NiNi53
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   Posted 6/30/2011 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Loretta, good lookin out, this is just what I mean about this site, where else but here would anyone find out such valuable information.  Thank you so much for sharing.
 
Hoping you are having low pain day and days.  You and everyone else did a great service to all.  Thank you.
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/30/2011 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Your welcome Nini and thank you. I always look out for my family here. I love you all too much not to.

I hope you're having low pain days also,

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion
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