Medicines for blood pressure and heart disease recalled. Pills were put in the wrong bottles

Bottles of medication designed to keep blood pressure down contained drugs designed to prevent strokes and blood clots in people with heart disease, prompting the recall of a batch of each.

This packaging mix-up comes from Golden State Medical Supply, which said in its FDA-issued recall notice that it found a bottle labeled with 25 mg tablets of the hypertension drug Atenolol actually had 75 mg tablets of Clopidogrel. So Golden State moved Lot No. GS046745 of Atenolol and Clopidogrel.

The label for hypertension medication Atenolol

The label for hypertension medication Atenolol

What 25 mg tablets Atenolol look like.

What 25 mg tablets Atenolol look like.

The 75 mg tablets of Clopidogrel that were in the Atenolol bottle.

The 75 mg tablets of Clopidogrel that were in the Atenolol bottle.

Patients and relatives should take the recalled drugs back to their pharmacy or contact the prescribing physician for instructions on what to do.

Consumers and distributors with questions about this recall may contact Golden State at 800-284-8633, ext. 116, 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM, Eastern Time.

If these or other drugs cause a problem, after notifying a doctor, tell the FDA through its MedWatch Adverse Event page or by filling out a form available by calling 800-332-1088. Then notify the manufacturer.

The label for recalled 75 mg Clopidogrel tablet bottles.

The label for recalled 75 mg Clopidogrel tablet bottles.

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