Endocet Recall Issued Due to Incorrect Doses in Bottle

Some bottles of Endocet, a painkiller combining the active ingredients of OxyContin and Tylenol, have been found to contain pills with the wrong dose, resulting in two lots of the pills being removed from the market. 

The Endocet recall was announced on June 24 by the FDA after bottles were discovered containing pills with much more powerful doses of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, than was listed on the bottle. The pills are larger in size and have different shapes and markings.

The bottles are supposed to contain Endocet tablets containing 10mg of oxycodone (OxyContin’s active ingredient) and 325mg of acetaminophen. However, some tablets found in the bottles had 650mg of acetaminophen instead.

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The recall affects 100 count bottles of Endocet 10mg/325mg tablets with lot numbers 402415NV and 402426NV. Both have an NDC of 60951-712-70 and an expiration date of 01/2014. The affected bottles were distributed to Arizona, California, Colorado, New York, Ohio, North Dakota, Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Louisiana, North Carolina, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Florida, Tennessee and Puerto Rico between April 19 and May 10 of this year.

The correct pills are yellow capsule-shaped tablets marked E712 on one side and 10/325 on the other side. They are 0.6 inches long and 0.27 inches wide. The incorrect pills are yellow oval-shaped tablets marked E797 on one side and 10 on the other. They are 0.7 inches long and 0.4 inches wide.

The manufacturer, Endo Pharmaceuticals, says it is in the process of notifying all customers who may have received the recalled pills to arrange for their return. Consumers who have Endocet bottles affected by the recall should stop using the pills and contact Stericycle at 1-866-723-2681 to arrange to return the pills for a full refund.

Acetaminophen, the generic name for Tylenol, is a pain killer and anti-inflammatory medication found in a number of over-the-counter and prescription drugs. In recent years, federal regulators have become concerned over the frequency of its use in a variety of medications. Overuse of the drug could increase the risk of liver injury and other health problems, according to the FDA.

Earlier this year the FDA placed new limits on acetaminphen’s use in other, more powerful, painkillers. Drugs affected by the new acetaminophen limits include Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone), Percocet (acetaminophen and oxycodone), and Tylenol with Codeine (acetaminophen and codeine).

5 Comments

  • WilliamJanuary 30, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    I got my endocet from Rite Aid pharmacy and I got a letter from both Rite Aid and the drug manufacturer saying that my script came from a lot that was incorrectly bottled. I ended up hospitalized and have been battling liver disease since.

  • RosemarySeptember 12, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    The pills I got from my pharmacy are the INCORRECT doses mentioned. I ended up in the emergency room TWICE within 2 days with pain so horrible I thought I was dying. This was in August of this year. (It felt like packs of rats eating my stomach). I tried reaching the number to contact Stericycle at the number given in this e-mail and it is a fax number - not a phone number. Please help me cont[Show More]The pills I got from my pharmacy are the INCORRECT doses mentioned. I ended up in the emergency room TWICE within 2 days with pain so horrible I thought I was dying. This was in August of this year. (It felt like packs of rats eating my stomach). I tried reaching the number to contact Stericycle at the number given in this e-mail and it is a fax number - not a phone number. Please help me contact Stericycle. This is beyond belief that something like this could happen! I need your help!

  • MichaelFebruary 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Im writing this on behalf of my father he has been taking Endocet for the past two years for his shoulder operpation three years ago and recently had a heart attack and a whole shoulder replacement in 2010 and he also get migraines from the meds and he needs legal advice on what to do next if not we will hire our own attorney sincerely SL

  • RhondaJuly 24, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I take endocet and always from costco I was getting frequent headaches and in June 09 -Dec 10 passed 3 kidney stones never had problems prior to this with kidneys I use 6 endocet 10/325 every day for past 5 years for severe chronic l5 s1 fusion now disc bulging I am a cash paying patient and each month I pay 98.00 for my pain meds this week my pharmacy increased the price due to manufacturing erro[Show More]I take endocet and always from costco I was getting frequent headaches and in June 09 -Dec 10 passed 3 kidney stones never had problems prior to this with kidneys I use 6 endocet 10/325 every day for past 5 years for severe chronic l5 s1 fusion now disc bulging I am a cash paying patient and each month I pay 98.00 for my pain meds this week my pharmacy increased the price due to manufacturing error passing the buck to consumers who are already suffering from too much acetemenophene and lower doses of the pain meds that are most effective the narcotic used to reduce my pain why do I get the double shaft? Seems they owe me for my pain and overcharging me to pay for their mistakes. My new bill for #180 was over $120.00 at costco. Generic endocet.

  • JEROMEJuly 5, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I GOT VERY ILL FROM TAKING THE WRONG MEDS THAT WERE DUE TO THE NEGLIGENCE OF ENDO PARMETCUTICALS. I INTEND TO SEEK LEGAL SERVICES. JEROME SHERROD

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