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January 18, 2000

Abbott Laboratories Recalls Cyclosporine

North Chicago, IL (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Abbott Laboratories, Chemical and Agricultural Products Division, is recalling Cyclosporine because the product failed hexane impurity level tests.

The recalled product, a non-Sterile, powder, bulk active ingredient, is used as an immunosuppressant agent used for the prophylazis of organ rejection in kidney, liver and heart allogenic transplants, in various sizes. The product can be identified by the lot numbers of 49-365-IL-00 and 51-379-IL-00.

According to FDA, over 57 kgs were distributed in California, Indiana, Florida, Texas and Illinois.

This Class III recall was initiated by Abbott Laboratories by letter dated December 22, 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-206-0

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