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Company recalls two lots of hydrocodone/acetaminophen combo

(Reuters) – Generic drugmaker Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc said it has recalled two lots of its hydrocodone and acetaminophen combination pain drug due to the possibility that the pills may contain higher than intended doses of the medicines.

The recall includes hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets, USP 10 mg/500 mg, 500 count NDC 00591-0540-05, Lot Numbers 519406A and 521759A both with the expiry date April 2014.

The voluntary, nationwide recall announced on Friday was prompted by a patient complaint that tablets were thicker and darker than usual.

Watson said it has received no reports of injuries related to the product being recalled.