More than 48k bottles of Bristol-Myers' blood thinner recalled over dosing error

Bristol-Myers Squibb on June 10 recalled more than 48,000 bottles of its blood thinner Eliquis due to dosage issues, reports nj.com.

Bristol-Myers initiated the recalls as a precautionary measure after receiving a customer complaint about a 5 milligram bottle of Eliquis actually containing 2.5 milligram tablets, according to a recall notice from The Food and Drug Administration.

The tablets differ in color, size and markings. The FDA has not received any reports of adverse event associated with the medication error. Atrial fibrillation patients taking a lower-than-prescribed dose of Eliquis would be at an increased risk for stroke, according to the agency.

Bristol-Myers distributed the affected pills to wholesalers and retail pharmacies in February. The drugmaker is working with customers to arrange for the return and replacement of all affected pill bottles, according to the FDA notice.

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