NOTE: There have been recalls of other digoxin brands since this massive Digitek recall in the spring of 2008. As of May 13th, 2009 the most recent has been a recall on Caraco brand digoxin.
A class I recall is being issued on all Digitek (digoxin) tablets, which may contain twice the approved level of digoxin.The existence of double-strength pills pose a risk of digitalis toxicity, which can result in nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, cardiac instability, bradycardia and even death.
Digitek is a registered trademark of Actavis Totowa (formerly Amide Pharmaceutical, Inc.) for their digoxin tablets, which are prescribed to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. The drug is distributed by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., under a “Bertek” label and by UDL Laboratories, Inc. under a “UDL” label.
Patients taking Digitek should contact their physician immediately for medical advice. Retailers who carry Digitek should return the product to the place of purchase. Overdosing on this drug can be very dangerous. In fact, digoxin was used in a series of murders in the 1980’s and 90’s that were committed by a male nurse who claimed to have killed the patients to “end their suffering”. More on these digoxin murders.
Contrary to many rumors, Actavis states that Digitek is manufactured in New Jersey – not China.
For more information visit: www.actavis.us .
Editor’s Note on Possible Class Action or Mass Tort Lawsuit:
Given the overwhelming response in the comments below and in people filling out our attorney-contact form, we have began releasing information (at the request of the injured) to a pharmaceutical injury attorney who is working on building a case for the victims of this recall. There may be grounds for legal reconciliation in some cases. Please fill out our contact form and we will ensure that your email gets evaluated by an experienced attorney who specializes in these kinds of cases. Don’t forget to leave your contact information and as many details as possible about your experience with Digitek (Digoxin) over the last few months. Be honest and complete in your answers in order for an attorney to better develop your case. In the meantime, discuss the Digitek recall, and your symptoms, with a physician to determine the best course of action for your health and wellbeing.
Please share your story below and read what others have to say about their experiences. It is troubling and sad that so many people have been affected in such profound ways by the Digitek (Digoxin) recall, but sharing your story may help others understand what may have been causing their sickness.