|FOOD AND DRUG
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
May 6, 1998
Decadron Phosphate Injection (Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate), 4 mg per mL in 1 mL
and 2 mL vials, in boxes of 25 units, indicated for the treatment of multiple disorders,
diseases or medical states. NDC # 0006-7628-66.
CODE LOT NUMBERS
1ml vials: Lots #'s 0307E (EXP. 1/00) and 0909E (EXP. 1/00) 2ml vials (distributed
only internationally): Lot 0301B(EXP 3/98) Lot 0734B(EXP 5/98) Lot 0772B(EXP 7/98) Lot
0451E(EXP 6/99) Lot 1086D(EXP 6/99) Lot 1087D(EXP 6/99) Lot 0237B(EXP 2/98) Lot 0238B(EXP
2/98) Lot 1137D(EXP 6/99) Lot 0450E(EXP 7/99) Lot 0435E(EXP 8/99) Lot 0446E(EXP 3/00) Lot
0448E(EXP 3/00) Lot 0617E(EXP 4/00) Lot 1096E(EXP 9/00).
Merck Manufacturing Division, Division of Merck & Company, Inc., West Point,
Manufacturer, by letter on January 21, 1998. Firm-initiated recall
ongoing.DISTRIBUTION Nationwide and international.
Approximately 2,500 1-ml vials and an undetermined amount of 2-ml vials remained on
market at time of recall initiation.