Get the Word Out: Recall on Mislabeled Drug Used to Treat Seizures in Kids

PhenoPhenobarbital is a drug used to treat seizures in kids with epilepsy. One supplier of the drug is recalling one lot of the pills it sells. The recall follows a complaint where one consumer found 30 mg pills in a bottle labeled as containing 15 mg pills. This raises an overdose risk, and the danger from any overdose is serious: “cardiogenic shock, renal failure, coma or death.”

So get the word out: if you know someone with a kid who suffers from seizures or epilepsy, please pass this story along.

Peter Mullenix