Digitek, manufactured by Activis Totowa, LLC (formerly known as Amide Pharmaceutical, Inc.), is an oral drug taken to treat cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. Digitek is the manufacturer’s trade name for digoxin. On April 28, 2008, the manufacturer of Digitek initiated a Class I recall nationwide of all strengths of Digitek tablets for oral use. The recall was based on findings that some tablets were double the appropriate thickness, which meant they potentially contained twice the approved level of the active ingredient. According to the manufacturer, receiving a double dose of Digitek is particularly dangerous for patients with kidney (renal) failure, because reduced kidney function can cause the active ingredient to accumulate in the body instead of being excreted through urine.
Symptoms of toxicity from digitalis drugs can include nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, cardiac instability and bradycardia (slowness of the heartbeat). Excessive intake of digitalis drugs may cause death. Suthers Law Firm is investigating cases in which individuals who were taking Digitek have suffered any of the following:
- Heart Attack
- Sudden Cardiac Death
- Renal Infarction
- Digitalis Toxicity
If you or someone you know has experienced any of the foregoing symptoms after taking Digitek, contact us online or call us on our toll free number, 1.800.320.2384, to set up a FREE consultation.