Mislabeled Phenobarbital Bottles Prompt Recall

The bottle, labeled as Phenobarbital 15mg, was found to contain Phenobarbital 30mg tablets
The bottle, labeled as Phenobarbital 15mg, was found to contain Phenobarbital 30mg tablets

C.O. Truxton, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Phenobarbital Tablets 15mg following a confirmed customer complaint about a labeling error on the declared strength of the tablets.

Phenobarbital is indicated for use as a sedative or anticonvulsant. The bottle, labeled as Phenobarbital 15mg, was found to contain Phenobarbital 30mg tablets. The mislabeled drug could lead to a potential overdose for patients or their pet(s), resulting in severe intoxication, cardiogenic shock, renal failure, coma or death.

The recalled product was supplied as 1000-count bottles with Lot #70952A and an expiration date of 11/17. The 15mg strength tablet has"West-ward 445" debossed on one side and is blank on the opposite side whereas the 30mg strength tablet has "West-ward 450" debossed on one side and is scored on the opposite side. The affected Lot # was distributed to physician and veterinarian treatment centers. 

To date, the Company has not received any adverse reports related to this recall.

For more information call (856) 933-2333 or visit Truxtonpharma.com.