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April 12, 2001

Premarin® Tablets Recalled

Philadelphia, PA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Ayerst Laboratories Inc. has recalled Premarin® tablets because of dissolution failure by manufacturer.

This is the first public notice of this Class III recall issued by FDA.

a) (?) Premarin® tablets (conjugated estrogens tablets),
0.625 mg, 100 & 1,000 count bottles. Recall #D-168-1;

b)(?) Premarin® tablets (conjugated estrogens tablets), 2.5mg, 100 count bottles Recall #D-169-1.

Strength, Bottle Size, NDC #, Leiner Lot #, Wyeth-Ayerst Lot #.

0.625mg, 100 count, 0046-0867-81, 8K01061, 9980299
0.625mg, 100 count, 0046-0867-81, 8H03878, 9980299
0.625mg, 100 count, 0046-0867-81, 9D00864, 9990298
0.625mg, 1000 count, 0046-0867-91, 9D00862, 9990298
0.625mg, 1000 count, 0046-0867-91, 8H02890, 9980299

b) 2.5mg, 100 count, 0046-0865-81, 9F01554, 9990283

Ayerst Laboratories Inc. A Wyeth-Ayerst Company, Philadelphia, PA

Manufacturer, by letter and fax on 12/8/00. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.


Wyeth-Ayerst Lot #, Leiner Lot # , #of Bottles Produced
9980299, 8K01061 & 8H03878- 5916
9990298, 9D00864 & 9D00862- 27,069
9980299, 8H02890- 1800
9990283, 9F01554- 4200

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

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