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.
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.