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Hissey Kientz, LLP Announces the Launch of Digitek Recall Help Web Site
Date:9/23/2008

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP has announced the launch of its new website, Digitek Recall Help (http://www.digitekrecallhelp.com). Digitek is a form of the heart medication digoxin, which is used to treat patients with an irregular heartbeat or congestive heart failure. The drug's manufacturer issued a nationwide Digitek recall after receiving several reports of injuries or illnesses among patients.

Austin, Texas (Vocus) September 23, 2008 -- The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP has announced the launch of its new website, Digitek Recall Help (http://www.digitekrecallhelp.com). This site will serve as a news and information resource for patients who may have been prescribed the improperly manufactured Digitek (digoxin) tablets that were recently recalled by their maker, Actavis Totowa.

Digitek is a form of the heart medication digoxin, which is used to treat patients with an irregular heartbeat or congestive heart failure. Digitek and other digoxin drugs work by increasing the amount of calcium in the muscles of the heart, which helps to strengthen a patient’s heartbeat. These drugs also work to slow the signals which cause the heart to beat, decreasing the number of irregular heartbeats, or arrhythmias.

Actavis issued a nationwide http://www.digitekrecallhelp.com/Recall.aspx [Digitek recall] on April 25, 2008 after receiving several reports of injuries or illnesses among patients who were taking the drug. According to a press release issued by the company, some Digitek tablets were improperly manufactured at twice their normal thickness. As a result, some patients who were prescribed Digitek may have inadvertently received a double-dose of the drug.

Because the difference between a safe and unsafe amount of Digitek is very small, taking these double-strength pills could cause patients to suffer an ove
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