Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

Since opioids such as morphine have life-threatening consequences if overdosed, this recall should be taken seriously. These consequences can include difficulty breathing, and low blood pressure. Patients may also experience increased drowsiness or impaired judgment.

If you are using morphine sulfate 30 mg or 60 mg extended release tablets, check your bottle to find out who it was made by. The 60 mg product is a white oval tablet with "60" on one side, and "E" on the reverse. The 30 mg product is a pink oval tablet with "30" on one side, and "E" on the reverse. If your tablets are made by Ethex Corporation and your bottle has a "lot" number printed on it that matches the number listed in the recall, you should return them to your pharmacy to examine and possibly exchange.

If you are not sure who has made your tablets, or cannot find a "lot" number, please take your bottle to your pharmacist for them to check as soon as possible. If you have any other questions about the recall, you should contact your physician, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

More bottles of ETHEX morphine sulfate recalled

ETHEX Corporation has voluntarily recalled additional lots of morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets, and specific lots of morphine sulfate 30 mg extended release tablets. These tablets may contain more drug than appropriate. The lot numbers affected were distributed by ETHEX Corporation between June 2006 and May 2008. The lot numbers involved in the recall are: Morphine Sulfate ER 30mg Tablet: Lots 75090, 77846, 77847, 80048, 83320, 89661, 89665, 90252 through 90258, and 93284

Morphine Sulfate ER 60mg Tablet: Lots 91762 (previously reported), 75091, 75092, 77848 through 77851, 82517, 82518, 83333, 83817, 83862, 84111, 84112, 84315, 84900, 85326, 85335, 85807, 86270 through 86276, 87723, 87939, 88007, 89083, 89668, 89669, 89821, 90260 through 90272, and 91763 through 91765.

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Publication Date: 2008-06-16
Last Updated: 2009-12-06

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