Blood pressure and heart disease medications were recalled.the pills were put in the wrong bottle


Bottles of drugs designed to lower blood pressure caused a one-lot recall each because they contained drugs designed to help prevent strokes and blood clots in people with heart disease.

The packaging mix-up was attributed to Golden State Medical Supply, which said in a recall notice posted by the FDA that a bottle labeled as containing a 25 mg tablet of the antihypertensive drug atenolol was actually a 75 mg tablet. of clopidogrel. Therefore, Golden State yanked lot number GS046745 of atenolol and clopidogrel.

High blood pressure drug atenolol label

High blood pressure drug atenolol label

Appearance of atenolol 25 mg tablets.

Appearance of atenolol 25 mg tablets.

A 75 mg tablet of clopidogrel that was in a bottle of atenolol.

A 75 mg tablet of clopidogrel that was in a bottle of atenolol.

Patients and caregivers should take the recalled medication back to the pharmacy or contact the prescribing health care professional for instructions.

Consumers and merchants with questions about this recall may contact Golden State at 800-284-8633, ext. 116, 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

If these or any of the drugs cause a problem, notify the FDA after notifying your health care professional. MedWatch Adverse Events Page Or fill out the form available by calling 800-332-1088. Then notify the manufacturer.

Recalled 75 mg clopidogrel tablet bottle label.

Recalled 75 mg clopidogrel tablet bottle label.