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May 24, 2000

Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories Recalls Meperidine HCL Injection

St. Davids, PA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories is conducting a recall of Meperidine HCL Injection, USP, because of lack of assurance of sterility.

The Meperidine HCL Injection is a prescription for relief of moderate to severe pain, for pre-operative medication, for support on anesthesia, and for obstetrical analgesia. 

The recall affects:

50 mg/mL in 30mL vial, NDC #0008-0258-01 with the Lot numbers 4970174 EXP 11/00, 4980176 EXP 6/01, 4980216 EXP 7/01 or 4990104 EXP 2/02.

100 mg/mL in 20 mL vial, NDC #0008-0259-0, with the Lot numbers 4970175 EXP 11/00, 4980213 EXP 6/01, 4980214 EXP 9/01, 4990084 EXP 3/02.

FDA stated in its report that approximately 95,786 vials were distributed nationwide.

This ongoing Class II recall was initiated by the company, by letter dated March 13, 2000.  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-356/357-0

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers May 24, 2000.

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