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July 4, 2001

Adagen Recalled In 11 Countries

Piscataway, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Enzon, Inc, is recalling certain ADAGEN (pegademase bovine injection) because of cross contamination with FOMEPIZOLE (4-METHYL-PYRAZOLE).

ADAGEN:Pegademase (peg-A-de-mase) contains an enzyme called adenosine deaminase (ADA). It is used to treat children who do not have a properly developed immune system because of a lack of ADA in the body.

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

D-240-1, ADAGEN (pegademase bovine injection) 250 units per mL.
Intramuscular use only 1.5 mL single-dose vials (units of 4) Rx only.
NDC 57665-001-01
NDA 19-818

Enzon, Inc, Piscataway, NJ

Manufacturer, on March 23, 2001, by telephone.


CA, FL, IL, LA, MD, MA, NY, NC, OH, OK, TN, TX, UT and including Japan, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Spain.

792 vials.

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 SafetyAlerts subscribers July 4, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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