Overstrength painkiller recalled


Friday, December 5th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



WASHINGTON (AP) _ An Oregon drug maker is recalling one lot of painkiller because the tablets contain more of the drug than shown on the label.

The recall covers 504 bottles of Dixon's APAP Acetaminophen tablets labeled 325 milligrams. The tablets contained in the bottle, however, contained 500 milligrams of the drug.

The 100-tablet bottles were sold nationwide beginning in August.

The manufacturer, Magno-Humphries, Inc., of Tigard, Ore., said the recalled product carry lot number 319867 and the expiration date 03/05.

Overdoses of acetaminophen can lead to severe health problems including liver failure, but the company said Friday no adverse effects have been reported.

Buyers of the pills were urged to stop using them immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Those needing more information can call 1-800-935-6737.