Digitek Injury Attorney FL | Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell
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AMANDA SLEVINSKI: On April 25th, 2008, all lots of the generic drug Digitek were recalled due to the possibility that the tablets contained twice the approved level of active ingredient than is appropriate.
Digitek is manufactured in the United States by Actavis Totowa and was distributed by Mylan Pharmaceutical and UDL Laboratories. The tablets were distributed by Mylan under a Bertek label and by UDL under a UDL label.
Digitek is the trade name for digoxin tablets manufactured by Actavis. This drug is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. The existence of double strength tables poses a risk of digitalis toxicity. This risk is even greater in patients with insufficient renal function.
The signs and symptoms of digitalis toxicity range from moderate to severe and can even lead to death. Individuals may experience nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and diarrhea. In addition to the gastrointestinal effects, cardiac disturbances and neurological disturbances may occur. Some people may even experience visual disturbances, such as green or yellow halos surrounding objects or blurred vision.
Cardiac effects, such bradycardia, atrial fibrillation and premature contractions manifest themselves as heart palpitations, shortness of breath and dizziness or fainting. If left untreated, these arrhythmias may lead to permanent heart damage and even death. If you or someone you love was injured as a result of taking Digitek, please contact our firm at 1-888-435-7001 for a free case evaluation.
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