Propafenone Recall Lawsuits: Oversized Watson 225mg Porpafenone HCL Tablets

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted March 25, 2009


The drug recall lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Propafenone recall lawsuits on behalf of individuals who may have received oversized tablets from one lot of 225mg Propafenone HCL that was recalled by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on March 23, 2009. Receiving too much of the medication could produce side effects like irregular heart beats, low-blood pressure or other potentially life-threatening injury.


Watson issued the Propafenone recall after discovering that some 225mg tablets sold in 100 count bottles in the United States may contain more of the active drug than they are supposed to have.

Propafenone hydrochloride (HCL) is a generic heart medication used to treat cardiac arrhythmias. However, it requires very specific dosing and some people may be particularly sensitive to small variations in the amount of drug prescribed. Therefore, receiving an oversized tablet that contains too much medication, could lead to serious side effects of propafenone.

The recall applies to Propafenone HCL 225mg tablets from lot number 112680A, which were distributed by Watson between October 15, 2008 and November 26, 2008. They have an expiration date of July 31, 2010, so any prescriptions filled since mid-October 2008 could be impacted.


While Watson has asked anyone who has 225mg Propafenone HCL tablets from the recalled lot to contact them for instructions on how to return the unused tablets, if you, a friend or family member have experienced problems or side effects from a possible Propafenone overdose, any unused tablets should be preserved if you intend to look into a potential lawsuit. The bottles should be stored in a manner to prevent further use until any necessary testing can be arranged.

The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. have experience reviewing defective drug lawsuits involving oversized tablets. Cases are currently pending for individuals who have suffered a Digitek overdose as a result of oversized tablets manufactured by Actavis Totowa and for those who have suffered a Morphine overdose as a result of oversized tablets distributed by Ethex Corp.

If you, a friend or family member believe that you may have suffered a Propafenone overdose due to extra strength tablets, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

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