Morphine tablets recalled because dosage label may be wrong, patient may take too much

Morphine sulfate tablets used for severe pain relief were recalled because the labels for different strengths may have been mixed up.

Bryant Ranch Prepack of Burbank, California recalled one lot of 30 mg morphine sulfate extended release tablets and one lot of 60 mg morphine sulfate extended release tablets.

According to an advisory from the United States Food and Drug Administration, bottles labeled with 60 mg may contain 30 mg tablets and bottles labeled with 30 mg may contain 60 mg tablets.

The FDA said patients who prescribed the 30 mg dose and who took the 60 mg dose “may be at risk of overdose and death.”

Patients prescribed the 60mg dose who take the 30mg dose “may experience withdrawal and untreated pain if the administered dose is too low.”

  • The NDC number for the 30mg is 63629-1088-01, lot number 179642 and expiration date November 30, 2023
  • The NDC number for the 60mg is 63629-1089-01, lot number 179643 and expiration date August 31, 2023

The 30 mg tablets are round, violet-coloured, film-coated tablets, debossed with ‘RD’ and ’71’ on one side and plain on the other side. The 60 mg tablets are light orange, round, film-coated tablets debossed with ‘RD’ and ’72’ on one side and plain on the other side.

For more information, contact Bryant Ranch Prepack Inc. at 877-885-0882 or [email protected], 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

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