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May 11, 2001

Eli Lilly and CO. Recalls Keftab Tablets

Indianapolis, IN (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Eli Lilly and Co. has recalled Keftab tablets because of problems with dissolution properties.

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

Keftab (Cephalexin Hydrochloride) 500mg. NDC 5147-9034-02, 6445-034-02, 64455-034-01 and 64455-034-10. Keftab tablets are sold in bottles of 100 and 60 count blisters.

Recall #D-191-1.

Lot #         Expiration date
3AP73A      10/1/01
3AR48A      1/1/02
3AS36A      2/1/02
3AS37A      8/1/02
3AD93A      4/1/01
3AD94A      4/1/01
3AD96B      4/1/01
3AE63B      4/1/01
3AG03A      5/1/01
3AG38A      4/1/01
3AG40A      10/1/00
3AG73A      5/1/01
3AH64A      8/1/01
3AH65A      2/1/01
3AM54A     10/1/01
3AM55A     10/1/01
3AP74A     10/1/01
3AR46A     12/1/01
3AR47A     6/1/01
3AR49A     1/1/02
3AR50A     1/1/02
3AS34A     2/1/02
3AS35A     2/1/02
3AS36A     2/1/02
3AS37A     2/1/02
3AS38A     2/1/02
3AS39B     8/1/01
4AA77A     2/1/02
4AA78A     8/1/02
4AD08A     5/1/02
4AD09A     11/101
4AD10M     12/1/01
4AE21A     6/1/02
4AE22A     12/1/01
4AE23M     1/1/02
4AE24M     2/1/02
4AE25B     2/1/02
4AE26B     8/1/02
4AF21D     8/1/02
4AF22A     8/1/02
4AF23A     8/1/02
4AF24A     8/1/02
4AG82A     3/1/02
4AG83D     9/1/02
4AG84M     3/1/02
4AK36C     3/1/02
4AK37A     9/1/02
4AK38B     9/1/02
4AK39A     9/1/02
4AK40A     10/1/02
4AK41B     10/1/02
4AK42B     4/1/02
4AK44C     4/1/02
4AL40A     8/1/02
4AM60A     9/1/02
4AN34B     11/1/02
4AN35A     11/1/02

Lilly del Caribe, Carolina, PR.

Eli Lilly and CO., Indianapolis, IN, by letters dated 3/27/0. Firm-initiated recall *complete.

*Completed recall: FDA states 'completed recall' indicates the company has removed all affected product from store shelves,  it does not necessarily mean this particular product lot, or codes, have been fully accounted for.


45,189,243 units.

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

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