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Another Ethex recall: 2 Mg Hydromorphone

On December 23, 2008 Ethex Corporation recalled one lot of 2 mg hydromorphone tablets because it may contain oversized pills. Hydromorphone is used to manage pain.  Too high a dose could cause difficulty breathing, excessive sedation, or low blood pressure.  Patients taking hydromorphone who experience these adverse effects should contact their doctor immediately.  If the patient cannot breathe or doesn’t respond, call 911. The lot recalled is #90219.  The round tablets are blue with a script “E” on one side and a “2″ on the other side.  Hydromorphone is also marketed by Abbott with the brandname Dilaudid®