Dec 20 Generic drug maker Mylan Inc said
on Thursday it is recalling three lots of hydrocone bitartrate,
the generic name for Vicodin, and acetaminophen tablets because
of concerns that a small number of tablets were too large and
therefore too strong.
The drugs were made for Mylan by Qualitest, a unit of Endo
Health Solutions Inc, which recalled 101 lots of the
pills earlier this month on concerns over the oversized drugs.
The increased acetaminophen content could cause damage to
the liver, particularly if the patient is already taking
acetaminophen, has liver dysfunction, or consumes more than 3
alcoholic beverages a day, the Food and Drug Administration said
on Dec. 6 when Qualitest started the recall.
The recall affects only pills labeled as having 10
milligrams of hydrocodone bitartrate and 500 milligrams of
acetaminophen, the generic ingredient in Tylenol.