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March 7, 2002

Watson Pharmaceutical Has Recalled Microgestin Fe 1/20 Tablets

Recall Update as of 06/18/02: changes made in red

Corona, CA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc has recalled Microgestin Fe 1/20 Tablets, (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP and Ferrous Fumarate Tablets), 28-day regimen, 6 tablet dispensers, 28 tablets each. Rx only.

PRODUCT
Microgestin Fe 1/20 Tablets, (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP and Ferrous Fumarate Tablets), 28-day regimen, 6 tablet dispensers, 28 tablets each. Rx only.

Each white tablet (21) contains 1 mg norethindrone acetate and 20 mcg ethinyl estradiol. Each brown tablet (7) contains 75 mg ferrous fumarate. Recall # D-199-2.

CODE
Lot 63001H01, Exp 6/2003
Cartons are with 6 tablet dispensers x 28 tablets each.

Products Withdrawn From Market not described as 'recall'
Lot 63002J01, Exp 7/2003.
Lot 63002H01, Exp 6/2003


RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., Corona, CA, by letters on February 6, 2002. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Impurity specification failure (stability).

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
21,372 cartons.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide
.

 
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