Asthma Medication "Albuterol Metered-Dose Inhaler" Recalled
September 9, 1999
Reno, NV (SafetyAlerts) - Warrick Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of
Schering-Plough of Madison NJ is recalling one lot of albuterol metered-dose inhaler
aerosol 17g, a prescription medication for the treatment of asthma, because the affected
lots may not actually contain the medication.
The affected medication can
be identified by the code 9-BBS-525 on the container. The lot number and expiration
date appear on either the top or bottom flaps of the package and on the canister label.
No other lots are affected. The recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the
Warrick is advising that the
matter should be considered serious and one that merits immediate attention.
According to a pharmacist in
Rochester, Michigan, absence of Albuterol in the product could make it ineffectual in
preventing asthma attacks.
There have been no reported
medical adverse events related to the recalled lot. The cause of the problem has
been identified as an isolated mechanical failure during filling of the subject lot, and
The company estimates that as few
as 150 units out of a production run of 190,000 units may be affected.
Consumers with questions or
concerns about the product should contact Warrick toll free at 1-877-278-3045.
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