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Recall of dronabinol and ziprasidone due to package label mix-up
- Dronabinol capsules, 2.5 mg (maker: The Harvard Drug Group/Major Pharmaceuticals/Rugby Pharmaceuticals)
- Ziprasidone hydrochloride capsules, 20 mg (maker: The Harvard Drug Group/Major Pharmaceuticals/Rugby Pharmaceuticals)
Comment: Single lots of dronabinol and ziprasidone have been recalled because cartons labeled as containing ziprasidone actually contained dronabinol.
Mistakenly taking dronabinol could cause side effects, including nausea, memory loss, fatigue, or confusion. In addition, missing doses of ziprasidone could lead to worsening symptoms of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, with symptoms including agitation, confusion, self-harm, or harm to others.
Dronabinol is prescribed to improve the appetite of people with AIDS who have a poor appetite and unintentional weight loss. It's also approved for nausea and vomiting due to cancer chemotherapy.
Ziprasidone is a treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
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