February 18, 2011
Jantoven warfarin tablets recalled nationwide
The recall was voluntarily launched by the manufacturer after it found that a single bottle labeled as containing 3 milligram tablets actually contained 10 mg tablets, according to theFood and Drug Administration. Taking that much excessive warfarin, a blood thinner used to prevent blood clot, could lead to life-threatening bleeding. The recalled lot is #284081 with an expiration date of September 2012. The 3 mg tablets are tan with “WRF” and “3” imprinted on one side, while the 10 mg tablets are white with “WRF” and “10” imprinted on one side.
—Steve Mitchell, associate editor, Consumer Reports Health Best Buy Drugs