As we reported earlier this month, there has been an Isosorbide recall by the ETHEX Corporation because the prescription pills may have been over-sized, which could result in an overdose of the drug Isosorbide Mononitrate. Because the original report also included recalls of other drugs (Morphine, Dextroamphetamine and Propafenone) we are going to cover each of the recalls separately. The fourth and final recall alert in a series covering the recalls. The following information is about the Isosorbide recall.
All of the recalled Isosorbide Mononitrate tablets said they were 60mg on the bottle and were made by the ETHEX Corporation with experation dates ranging from 12/2008 and 11/2009. Below are the recalled lot numbers:
63466, 66034, 67351, and 67354
About Isosorbide Mononitrate
Isosorbide is a drug used principally in the treatment of angina. It works by dilating the blood vessels in order to reduce blood pressure.
Side effects of Isosorbide include:
Headache, tiredness, insomnia, gastrointestinal disturbances, Hypotension (low blood pressure), decreased appetite, nausea, difficult or slow breathing, muscle cramps, changes in vision, irregular heartbeat, skin blushing, tachycardia, diarrhea, vertigo, heartburn and seizure.