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January 12, 2001

Cydec Drops - Prescription Pediatric Cold Drug Recalled

Houston, TX (SafetyAlerts) - Great Southern Laboratories said today it is recalling all bottles of Cydec Drops, Lot #02950, a prescription drug. The product is a one-ounce bottle and calibrated dropper packaged in a carton, all bearing Cypress Pharmaceutical, Inc., labeling.

A company statement indicated the product carries an incorrect dosage correlation chart which could lead to an overdose. The company stated in its press release "overdoses of this medication can cause serious illness or death, depending on a number of factors including the health of the pediatric patient and the extent of the overdose.

6,135 one-ounce bottles were distributed nationwide.

The product bears NDC #60258-439-30, with an expiration date of 12/2005.

Consumers are asked to discontinue use of this product and return it their pharmacist. In addition, consumers may call Great Southern Laboratories at 800-747-0783 for further instructions or information.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers January 12, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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