Safety Alerts & Recalls
What does this mean?
If you are taking morphine, look at your prescription to see if it is labeled with the generic name "Morphine Sulfate ER," "Morphine Sulfate IR," "Morphine Sulfate Concentrated Oral Solution," or "Morphine InveAmp" and if it was manufactured by ETHEX Corporation. The manufacturer is often listed on the prescription label. If you are taking morphine sulfate and think your prescription is involved in the recall, or if you are unsure, take your prescription to your pharmacy for your pharmacist to check. Most pharmacies will provide you with replacement medicine if your medicine is involved in the recall and you return your original container.
At this time, this recall has not been associated with any health problems. If you are using medicine covered by this recall you should continue to take it as directed until you speak with your pharmacist - suddenly stopping your medicine may place you at a greater risk for problems.
If you have any questions or concerns about this alert or your morphine, please follow up with your doctor or pharmacist.
Recall on All ETHEX Brand Morphine Tablets and Solution
The ETHEX Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical, has recalled ALL lots of ETHEX brand morphine sulfate. These recalled products may have been manufactured under conditions that did not meet the current manufacturing standards called Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Some ETHEX products have recently had specific lots recalled due to defects found, including oversized tablets. ETHEX is now recalling all of their products to ensure that no other defective products remain available to patients.
The ETHEX products and their NDC numbers involved in the recall are listed below. The NDC number is a product number that is sometimes listed on a prescription label.
Morphine Sulfate ER Tablets, 15mg (NDC 58177-310-04)
Morphine Sulfate ER Tablets, 30mg (NDC 58177-320-04)
Morphine Sulfate ER Tablets, 60mg (NDC 58177-330-04)
Morphine Sulfate ER Tablets, 100mg (NDC 58177-340-04)
Morphine Sulfate ER Tablets, 200mg (NDC 58177-380-04)
Morphine Sulfate IR Tablets, 15mg (NDC 58177-313-04)
Morphine Sulfate IR Tablets, 30mg (NDC 58177-314-04)
Morphine Sulfate Concentrated Oral Solution 20mg/1ml (NDC 58177-886-01, NDC 58177-886-03, NDC 58177-886-05, & NDC 58177-886-57)
Morphine InveAmp, 20mg x 1mL (NDC 58177-886-56)
Morphine InveAmp, 5mg/0.25mL (NDC 58177-888-80)
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