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September 14, 1999

Tavist D Tablets, Antihistamine/Nasal Decongestant Recalled by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.

Lincoln, NE (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. is recalling Tavist D Tablets because of dissolution failure - Clemastine Fumarate (12 month stability test station).

PRODUCT
Tavist D Tablets, Antihistamine/Nasal Decongestant, (Clemastine Fumarate, USP 1.34 mg/Phenylpropanolamine HCL, USP 75mg), 8 and 48 tablet units.

Recall #D-408-9.  Class III

CODE
Lot numbers: 200145 EXP 10/2000 and 200146 EXP 10/2000.

MANUFACTURER
Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., Lincoln, Nebraska.

RECALLED BY
Manufacturer, by letter dated June 7, 1999. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Natonwide.

QUANTITY
243,108 8-tablet packages and 40,680 48-tablet packages were distributed.

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