Zydus recalls single lot of blood thinner warfarin

Zydus Pharmaceuticals is recalling a single lot of the drug warfarin after receiving a complaint that some of the tablets are too large.

Zydus says it is recalling all of warfarin lot MM5767 with an expiration date of June 2014. The company says it has not received any reports of patient injury or harm.

Warfarin is a blood thinner widely used to prevent blood clots in patients with irregular heartbeats, or a history of heart attack. An overdose of could cause excessive bleeding and potentially be fatal.

The drugmaker says the affected products were distributed to wholesalers, retailers and mail order providers nationwide between November and December 2012.

Anyone with the product should stop selling or using it immediately and call 1-800-967-5952 to arrange its return to the manufacturer.

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