Du Pont Co. issued a nationwide recall yesterday for one batch of its 7.5- milligram Coumadin tablets. The prescription drug is an anticoagulant commonly used to treat heart patients and others at risk from blot clots.
Du Pont said that it detected oversized tablets in one lot of Coumadin numbered YO 244B. If taken, these tablets "would represent a significant overdose" that might result in hemorrhaging, the company warned.
At the same time, the company advised that patients continue taking their prescribed medication.