There has been a Dextroamphetamine recall by the ETHEX Corporation because the pills may have been oversized, which could result in an overdose. Because the original report also included recalls of other drugs (Morphine, Propafenone and Isosorbide) we are going to cover each of the recalls separately. This is the third in the series of informational articles, and is covering the Dextroamphetamine recall.
The recalled Dextroamphetamine Sulfate came in 10mg pills with expiration dates ranging from 6/2009 to 5/2007. All were made by the ETHEX Corporation. The recalled lot numbers are 73934, 75892, 77945, 81137, 86320.
About Dextroamphetamine Sulfate
Dextroamphetamine is a stimulant used to increase energy and decrease appetite. It is perhaps the archetypal psycho-stimulant, and drugs with similar psychoactive properties are often referred to as “amphetamine analogues”, or described as having “amphetamine-like” effects. Dextroamphetamine a very powerful amphetamine and has “speed” properties similar to those of methamphetamine.
Side effects of Dextroamphetamine overdose include:
Restlessness, tremor, hyperreflexia, tachypnea, confusion, aggressiveness, hallucinations, panic, dilated pupils, depression, psychosis and rapid heart beat that could result in death at very high doses.
Amphetamines are very dangerous drugs, especially when taken in excessive doses. If the batch number on your pill bottle matches any of the above recalled Dextroamphetamine batch numbers you should contact your doctor and/or pharmacists immediately.