Product News and Recalls

Digitek Recall

Digitek, a generic form of digoxin or lanoxin, also known as digitalis, is a medication used for treating heart problems such as congestive heart failure and abnormal heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation or flutter. It is manufactured by Actavis Totowa and distributed by two companies connected to Actavis: Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. using the “Bertek” label and UDL Laboratories, Inc. using the “UDL” label.

On April 25, 2008, Actavis issued a recall of Digitek because some tablets have been manufactured that are twice the appropriate size, meaning users can wind up taking twice the dosage without realizing it. The double dosage creates a risk of digitalis toxicity, especially in patients who suffer from renal failure. Digitalis toxicity can cause problems such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, low blood pressure, cardiac instability, bradycardia (slowed heart rate), and death.

If you use Digitek and have not already done so, contact your physician or your pharmacy immediately.

More information can be found here.