|FOOD AND DRUG
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
March 4, 1998
Slow Fe Tablets, (160 mg dried ferrous sulfate,
USP, equiv. to 50 mg elemental iron), OTC, blister
packaged units of 90 units, indicated for the
treatment of anemia.
Lot numbers: U09868K EXP 7/99, U10076K EXP 8/99, U10077K EXP 8/99.
Novartis Pharmaceutical, West Sussex, England.
Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., Summit, New
Jersey, by telephone on September 4, 1997, and
November 24, 1997, and by letters mailed on
September 5, 1997, and December 12, 1997. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.
California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nebraska.
39,324 cartons were distributed.
Labeling lacks tetracycline, nursing, and