A drug used to treat patients with congestive heart failure or abnormal heart rhythms is being recalled.
Marshfield Clinic pharmacy purchasing director Sarah Rall says some Digitek pills might be too thick or contain a double dose of the active ingredient. The double dose could result on dangerous side effects for some individuals taking the drug. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, low blood pressure and an abnormal heart beat.
Rall says patients who have the recalled medicine should check with their pharmacy about what to do. However, she warns some pharmacies may not be able to provide replacement medication. If problems occur or the drugs can't be replaced, Rall says patients should contact their doctor right away.