If your pet is taking Phenobarbital for a seizure problem, ask your vet to double check your tablets.
Recently several lots of Phenobarbital (32.4 mg tablets) were voluntarily recalled by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals because of a label mix-up. A medication containing Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen were incorrectly labeled as Phenobarbital tablets.
As a result, it is possible that a pet may unintentionally be given Hydrocodone/Acetominophen tablets instead of phenobarbital. This could cause a problem with a pet’s seizure control because of missing their phenobarbital doses. Additionally, acetominophen can be toxic to pets and 3 serious adverse reports involving dogs have been reported.
Find out more about the Phenobarbital Recall from the FDA.