Drug companies must act swiftly to recall a product if a quality control problem is found. Someone who consumes the wrong medication may experience serious side effects.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 22, 2014
DeCarlo Law, a law firm that represents victims injured by defective drugs, is alerting consumers that India-based Zydus Cadila has announced a voluntary recall of more than 10,000 bottles of one of its allergy medications.
“It’s important for people using any medication to be aware when a recall has been announced,” said Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A.
The Zydus Cadila recall was announced in a May 30 article published in Medical Daily. According to Medical Daily, the drug’s manufacturer issued the recall as a precautionary measure after blood pressure-lowering medication was found inside bottles of allergy medication.
“Drug companies must act swiftly to recall a product if a quality control problem is found,” DeCarlo said. “Someone who consumes the wrong medication may experience serious side effects.”
According to Medical Daily, the recall began on May 8 after the company’s U.S. branch, Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA, discovered a 25mg tablet of blood pressure medication atenolol in one of its allergy medication bottles. The company then issued a Class II recall, which according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), indicates the possibility exists for a “potential health hazard situation where there is remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.” Zydus Cadila has recalled 10,200 bottles from the United States, according to Medical Daily.
According to Medical Daily, no information has been released on what could happen if the allergy drug promethazine hydrochloride and atenolol are combined or if the blood pressure medication is taken by accident. However, the mistakenly added medication atenolol reduces the heart rate and lowers blood pressure, with potential side effects including constipation, memory loss, impotence and numbness.
According to Medical Daily, Zydus Pharmaceuticals, Zydus Cadila’s U.S. branch, has issued seven recalls in 2014.
DeCarlo said anyone who suffered adverse side effects or lost a loved one who was exposed to any drug should arrange a consultation with an experienced attorney.
The Medical Daily article cited is “Zydus Cadila Recalls 10,000 Bottles of Allergy Medication over Blood Pressure Medication Found Mixed In.”
About the Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A.
Attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo is a nationally recognized pharmaceutical injury lawyer who has protected the rights of injury victims for over 15 years. His office is in Miami, Fla., but he serves clients throughout the State of Florida and the United States. Attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for a small percentage of attorneys who have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In addition to handling dangerous drug claims, attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo also handles cases involving defective medical devices, medical malpractice, car accidents, and a variety of catastrophic personal injury cases.
If you or a loved one was injured by a dangerous drug, call 877-572-0065 today for a free case consultation. Visit http://www.decarlolaw.com.
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