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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
May 20, 1998

PRODUCT
Levothroid Tablets (Levothyroxine sodium, USP), 50 mcg, hospital unit dose blister strips, 10 tablets per strip, 10 strips per carton, Rx, for use as replacement or substitution therapy for diminished or absent thyroid function.

Recall #D-142-8.

CODE
Lot #69635 EXP 7/98.

MANUFACTURER
Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.

RECALLED BY
Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, by letters dated April 22 and 29, 1998. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
6,826 boxes were distributed.

REASON
Subpotent (stability 18 month interval).

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.