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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
May 19, 1999

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Recalls Lamprene(r) Soft Gelatin Capsules

Barceloneta, Puerto Rico (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Pharmacia & Upjohn Caribe, Inc. is recalling Geneva brand Alprazolam Tablets, USP, 1 mg, in bottles of 100 and 1,000, because the product failed content uniformity testing at release.

Lamprene(r) is a prescription indicated for the management of anxiety disorder. (NDC #0781-1328-10 and 0781-1328-01).

Recall #D-109-9.

CODE
Lot #894JU EXP 5/01.

MANUFACTURER
Pharmacia & Upjohn Caribe, Inc., Barceloneta, Puerto Rico.

RECALLED BY
Manufacturer, by letter on December 21, 1998. Firm-initiated recall complete.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
27,113 bottles were distributed.

 

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