Pharmaceuticals Recalls Astra 4% Citanest Forte with Epinephrine
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
June 16, 1999
Westborough, MA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) today reported that Astra Pharmaceuticals is recalling Astra 4%
Citanest Forte with Epinephrine because of Epinephrine subpotency (stability).
Astra 4% Citanest Forte with Epinephrine 1:200,000
(Prilocaine and Epinephrine Injection, USP), in 1.8 mL cartons, indicated for the
production of local anesthesia in dentistry. NDC #0186-0540-14.
Lot No.- Expiration Date
Astra Pharmaceuticals, L.P., Westborough, Massachusetts.
Manufacturer, by letter on May 28, 1999. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.
56,252 units were distributed