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May 16, 2002

Abbott Laboratories Has Recalled Mivacron and Nimbex Injection

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Abbott Laboratories Has Recalled Mivacron and Nimbex Injection.

a) Mivacron Injection (mivacurium chloride), Equivalent to 20 mg/10 mL (2 mg/mL) mivacurium, 10 mL Single-dose Fliptop Vial, Rx only. Recall # D-253-2;
b) Nimbex Injection (cisatracurium besylate), Equivalent to 10mg/5mL (2 mg/mL) cisatracurium, 5 mL Single-dose Vial, Rx only. Recall # D-254-2;
c) Nimbex Injection (cisatracurium besylate), 20 mg/10 mL(2 mg/mL), 10 mL Multiple-dose Vial, Rx only.
Recall # D-255-2.

a) NDC #0074-4365-10, lot 0H2493, exp. 05/02;
b) NDC #0074-4378-05, lot 0E2030, exp. 12/01
c) NDC #0074-4380-10, lot 0E2033, exp. 01/02.

Recalling Firm: Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Hospital Products Division, Abbott Park, IL, by letters dated December 7, 2001.
Manufacturer: DSM Catalytica Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Greenville, NC. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

Lack of assurance of sterility.

a) 107,360 vials;
b) 52,610 - 5 ml vials;
c) 102,690 - 10 ml vials.


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