Butalbital Recall

A recall has been issued of butalbital, acetaminophen, and caffeine tablets that were incorrectly labeled. These Qualitest Pharmaceuticals bottles were found to be labeled as Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen tablets. Because the recalled bottles may contain incorrect tablets, patients may unintentionally take butalbital and caffeine instead of hydrocodone (Acetaminophen is in both preparations.) In particular, taking butalbital unintentionally is not, as Martha Stewart would say, “a good thing.”

The bottles were distributed between November 2009 and April 2010 to wholesale and retail pharmacies nationwide.