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Active Ingredient: WARFARIN
Side Effects reported to FDA: 6408. View Warfarin Adverse Reports
Reported deaths: 565
Reported hospitalizations: 3549
Coumadin (warfarin sodium) Crystalline 5 mg Tablets: Recall - Tablets May Have Higher than Expected Potency
AUDIENCE: Cardiology, Pharmacy, Patients
ISSUE: Bristol-Myers Squibb initiated a voluntary recall of one lot of 1,000-count bottles of Coumadin (warfarin sodium) Crystalline 5 mg tablets. Company testing of tablets from a returned bottle found a tablet to be higher in potency than expected. The lot number affected in the U.S. is 9H49374A with an expiry date of September 30, 2012. A decrease of active ingredient may increase the risk of clots which could lead to heart attack or stroke, and if there is too much active ingredient, there is an increased risk of bleeding.
BACKGROUND: Coumadin is prescribed to treat or prevent blood clots.
RECOMMENDATION: Patients who may have 5 mg tablets should not interrupt their therapy but should seek advice from their pharmacist to see if they have tablets originating from the affected lot and if so, should consult their physician for appropriate medical advice.
Warfarin Adverse Reactions
International Normalised Ratio Increased ( 2340 Reports)|Haemorrhage ( 595 Reports)|Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage ( 470 Reports)|Haemoglobin Decreased ( 408 Reports)|Anaemia ( 383 Reports)|Fall ( 341 Reports)|International Normalised Ratio Abnormal ( 336 Reports)|Haematuria ( 307 Reports)|Gastric Haemorrhage ( 299 Reports)|Epistaxis ( 276 Reports)|International Normalised Ratio Decreased ( 265 Reports)|Haematoma ( 232 Reports)|Dyspnoea ( 230 Reports)|Asthenia ( 228 Reports)|Dizziness ( 207 Reports)|Haematocrit Decreased ( 206 Reports)|Cerebral Haemorrhage ( 194 Reports)|Hypotension ( 180 Reports)|Rectal Haemorrhage ( 175 Reports)|Contusion ( 173 Reports)|Melaena ( 173 Reports)|Coagulopathy ( 166 Reports)|Nausea ( 159 Reports)|Abdominal Pain ( 146 Reports)|Fatigue ( 135 Reports)|Diarrhoea ( 134 Reports)|Subdural Haematoma ( 133 Reports)|Renal Failure Acute ( 132 Reports)|Haemorrhage Intracranial ( 130 Reports)|Haemoptysis ( 126 Reports)|