Thursday, April 02, 2009

Digoxin: Another Generic Drug Recalled

First it was digitek, then generic Toprol ER, now it's digoxin from Caraco Pharmaceuticals.

Caraco Digoxin 0.125 mg is a scored round biconvex yellow tablet imprinted with “437” and Caraco Digoxin 0.25 mg is a scored round biconvex white tablet imprinted with “441.”

Fortunately, alternate generic suppliers of digoxin exist and include Actavis Totawa, Smithkline Beecham, Jerome Stevens, and West Ward.


Reference: The FDA's electronic "Orange Book" containing Approved Drug Products With Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations.

1 comment:

kath8562 said...

"Actavis Totowa (formerly known as Amide Pharmaceutical, Inc.) recalls all lots of Bertek and UDL Laboratories Digitek (digoxin tablets, USP) as a precaution--"discontinued this time last year, not available.
West-ward doesn't make them anymore.
Jerome Stevens (Lannett) has increased production, but in short supply.
Brand name IS available.
I'm a pharmacy tech--trust me, spent a lot of time switching people over to brand today, and collecting the recalled product!