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July 25, 2000

Sodium Edecrin Recalled by Merck and Company

West Point, PA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Merck and Company is conducting a recall of Sodium Edecrin because of pH failure (six month stability).

Sodium Edecrin(r) Intravenous (Ethacrynate sodium), 50 mg, single dose vial, Rx indicated for the treatment of edema. NDC #0006-3620-50.

Recall #D-435-0.  Class III

Lot Numbers: 1398J EXP 6/01, 0564K EXP 8/01, 0462K EXP 9/01.

Merck and Company, West Point, Pennsylvania.

Manufacturer, by letter dated June 20, 2000. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.

Nationwide, Germany, and Israel.

16,712 units were distributed.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers July 25, 2000.

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