Consumer Alerts - 3-10-11 FDA Alerts Veterinarians that the human drug Phenobarbitol has been recalled. This is often used for treating DOGS WITH SEIZURES. On 2/5/11 Qualitest Pharmaceuticals recalled several lots of Phenobarbitol 32.4 and Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminphen tablets. They were 10mg/500mg and this was apparently due to a mix up in labels.
Here's a quote from the FDA on March 10, 2011 regarding this recall: "Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets were incorrectly labeled as Phenobarbital tablets 32.4 mg.
As a result of this mix-up, pets may unintentionally be given Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen tablets instead of the intended drug, Phenobarbital". CVM has recently received 3 serious adverse event reports involving dogs treated with Phenobarbital tablets manufactured by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. One report cited two of the three affected lot numbers for the recalled product. The remaining two reports did not provide the lot numbers.
Note from Momma - Mango was not on this anti-seizure medication, but many dogs were, so good to check. And one should always try to google medicine to make sure it is the proper stuff. You can usually find a photo online.