Safety Alerts & Recalls
What does this mean?
Since dextroamphetamine has serious side effects if overdosed, this recall should be taken seriously. These side effects can include fast heart rate, high blood pressure, tremors, decreased appetite, headache, insomnia, dizziness, blurred vision, stomach upset, and dry mouth.
If you are or someone you care for is taking dextroamphetamine sulfate 5 mg tablets, check your bottle to find out who it was made by. The ETHEX product is an orange round tablet and has "ETHEX" and "311" on one side. If your tablets are made by ETHEX Corporation and your bottle has a "lot" number printed on it that matches the lot numbers 77946, 81141, or 81142 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 ETHEX Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 5 mg Tablets
ETHEX Corporation has voluntarily recalled three lots of dextroamphetamine sulfate 5 mg tablets. These tablets may contain more drug than appropriate. The lot numbers affected were distributed by ETHEX Corporation between January 2007 and May 2008. The lot numbers involved in the recall are 77946, 81141, and 81142.
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