The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to veterinarians about the possibility that phenobarbital tablets produced and labeled as phenobarbital by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals may actually be mislabeled hydrocodone tartrate and acetaminophen tablets. The company issued a recall of the phenobarbital tablets on February 5, 2011, but the FDA reports that they have recently received reports of severe adverse events associated with the administration of the mislabeled product to pets.
Affected lot numbers are T150G10B, T120J10E and T023M10A.
If you have a pet on phenobarbital, Animal Medical Center of Cascades recommends that you contact your dispensing pharmacy and ask if you have received medication from any of these lot numbers. Please contact our staff if you have any questions.