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November 30, 1999

Merck and Company Aldoril D50 Tablets Recalled

West Point, PA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Merck and Company is recalling Aldoril D50 Tablets, (Methyldopa (500mg)-Hydro-chlorothiazide (50mg)), in 100 Tablet bottles, a Rx used to control hypertension with the NDC #0006-0935-68, because of dissolution failure for Hydrochlorothiazide.

This ongoing Class III recall was initiated by the company, September 23, 1999 by letter.  This is the first notice the FDA has issued to the general public of the recall.

Over 15,000 bottles were distributed nationwide and bear the lot numbers and expiration dates of B5511 EXP 1/00, D5714 EXP 4/00, D5719 EXP 4/00, E6156 EXP 4/00, E6172 EXP 2/00 or H3896 EXP 4/00.

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

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