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Watson Recalls Oversized Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen Tablets

Kate Traynor

BETHESDA, MD 24 Sep 2012—Watson Laboratories Inc. on September 21 announced the recall of two lots of hydrocodone bitartrate–acetaminophen combination tablets that may be oversized or discolored.

The recalled lots, 519406A and 521759A, are packaged in bottles of 500 tablets each and labeled to contain 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate and 500 mg of acetaminophen per tablet. The expiration date on the bottles is April 2014.

The tablets were distributed nationwide to to distributors and pharmacies between June 27 and July 18, 2012.

According to the company, the recall was initiated in response to a customer's complaint about the appearance of the tablets. The larger-than-normal tablets may contain more active ingredient than the amount stated in the labeling.

Watson has told consumers who have purchased the recalled tablets or are unsure if their tablets are affected by the recall to consult a pharmacist or health care provider.

Pharmacies and wholesalers should quarantine any recalled tablets in their possession and contact Genco Pharmaceutical Services at 855-393-5728 for instructions on returning the product.


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