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Posted on May 18, 2017 by

Phenobarbital 15mg Tablets Recalled – Check Your Labels!

On April 21st, 2017 drug manufacturer C.O. Truxton, Inc. announced a nationwide voluntary recall of Phenobarbital 15 mg tablets. Do you need to contact your area St. Louis Defective Drug Attorney?

Recall Details
The voluntary recall of lot 70952A of Phenobarbital Tablets, USP 15 mg, was issued upon confirmation of a customer complaint that a bottle of phenobarbital tablets labeled ‘Phenobarbital 15 mg’ actually contained 30 mg tablets. Packaged in 1000-count bottles, the labels will carry an expiration date of 11/17, UPC 7 0463616010 6, and NDC 0463-6160-10.

Non-defective pills are embossed with ‘West-ward 445’ on one side, and blank on the other. If you’re bottle has the mistakenly filled 30 mg tablets, they will instead be embossed with ‘West-ward 450’ on one side and a scored reverse. The drug, indicated for its sedative and anticonvulsive actions, was distributed across the U.S. to both physician and veterinary treatment centers.

Signs of Excessive Dosage
The drug has a narrow therapeutic-to-toxic range, and dosages must be strictly followed. Overdose of phenobarbital mimics alcohol intoxication, with slurred speech, unsteady gait, and impaired alertness and reaction time. Additional signs of overdose include confusion or excitement, headache, deep sleep/coma, labored breathing, low blood pressure, weak pulse, and blisters.

Have you fallen victim to a phenobarbital overdose as a result of this defective drug product? The St. Louis Defective Drug Attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman are here to help. Contact us today.