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April 17, 2002

Vintage Pharmaceuticals Levothyroxine Sodium Recall Update

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following information.

PRODUCT
a) Levothyroxine Sodium, USP, tablets, 25 mcg (0.025 mg) Rx Only 100 and 1,000 count bottles. Recall # D-231-2.
b) Levothyroxine Sodium, USP, tablets, 50 mcg (0.05 mg) Rx Only 100 and 1,000 count bottles. Recall # D-232-2.
Both strengths are sold under the Vintage, Qualitest and URL brand labels.

CODE
a) Levothyroxine Sodium 0.025 mg
042040A, 042040B, 042040C, 042040D, 042040E,
020030A, 020030B, 041040A, 041040B, 041040C;
b) Levothyroxine Sodium 0.05 mg
004129C, 004129D, 004129E.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Vintage Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Charlotte, NC, by letter on November 8, 2000. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON
Stability; Inability to maintain potency throughout the labeled expiration date.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
a) 15,795 bottles 0.025 mg size;
b) 13,043 bottles 0.05 mg size.

DISTRIBUTION
AL
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