Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Photo of Philadelphia skyline

Were you or a loved one prescribed Digitek? Have you or your loved one suffered serious injury?

On April 25th 2008 Actavis Totowa LLC, Manufacturer of Digitek. Instituted a national recall of digoxin tablets marketed under the name DIGITEK.

Digoxin is used to treat conditions such as congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter (types of fast heartbeats). Digoxin helps the heart to beat more strongly and regularly. The products are distributed by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., under a "Bertek" label and by UDL Laboratories, Inc. under a "UDL" label.

Digitek® is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. The voluntary all lot recall is due to the possibility that tablets with double the appropriate thickness may have been commercially released. These tablets may contain twice the approved level of active ingredient than is appropriate. The existence of double strength tablets poses a risk of digitalis toxicity in patients with renal failure. Digitalis toxicity can cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, low blood pressure, cardiac instability and bradycardia. Death can also result from excessive Digitalis intake.

These tablets may contain twice the approved level of active ingredient than it appropriate. With double the prescribed amount of digoxin, the active ingredient in Digitek can cause a risk of digitalis toxicity in patients being treated for renal (kidney) failure. This Digitek overdosage can be fatal. Those Digitek users suffering from renal failure are at risk of Digitek digitalis toxtcity because they cannot excrete digitalis from their bodies like healthy people.

  • Symptoms of Digitalis Toxicity include:Nausea, Confusion, Seizures, Vomiting, Hallucinations, Vision problems, Dizziness, Low blood pressure, Irregular heartbeats, Abnormally fast heartbeats & Slow heartbeat and Death.

If you, or someone you know, experienced any of the above-mentioned symptoms or injuries, or Death contact us today for a free consultation at (800) 220-5291. You may also click here to fill out our "Do I have a case form". A representative from our office will contact you directly.

This informational piece was prepared by Silverman & Fodera. If you would like more information on this topic, call us at (800) 220-LAW1, or use the "Do I Have A Case?" link on this web site.