Digitek Injury Lawyer
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall of the drug Digitek® after reports of serious adverse reactions and digitalis toxicity in some users. Digitek® is used to treat congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter, which are types of fast heartbeats.
Digitek® was subject to a nationwide recall on April 25, 2008. The recall applied to all oral strength tablets of Digitek®. The recall was due to Digitek® tablets containing twice the approved level of active ingredient, which led to heart patients getting huge doses of a potentially lethal drug (1). Class I recalls only occur when there is a reasonable probability that use or exposure of the product will cause adverse health consequences or death.