January 18, 2000Abbott Laboratories Recalls
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
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
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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