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January 18, 2000

Spectrum Laboratory Products Recalls Dihydroergotamine Mesylate Powder

Gardena, CA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Spectrum Laboratory Products, Inc. is recalling Dihydroergotamine Mesylate Powder because of possible cross contamination with cefadroxil.

The recalled prescription bulk active ingredient was distributed in 250 mg, 1 g and 5 g containers and can be identified by the lot numbers NL0465, OC0650 or OG0622.  The expiration date  for all lots is EXP 05/31/02. 

According to FDA, the product was distributed in California, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas and Utah.

This ongoing Class II recall was initiated by Spectrum Laboratory by letter on December 10, 1999, followed by telephone on or about December 27, 1999.   This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #D-201-0

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