|FOOD AND DRUG
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
July 8, 1998
a) Hydrocortisone Cream, USP 1%, in one pound jars; b)Hydrocortisone Cream, USP,
2.5%, in 1 pound jars, Rx topical corticosteroid. Recall #D-180/181-8.
Lot numbers: a) 6K733; b) 6H495.
NMC Laboratories, Glendale, New York.
Alpharma U.S. Pharmaceuticals Division, Lincolnton, NorthCarolina, by letter dated April
3, 1998. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.
Approximately 5,930 units were distributed; firm estimates thatless than 200 units of
Hydrocortisone Cream USP 1% and 2.5%remain on the market.
Superpotent (12 & 18 month stability).