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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
May 5, 1999

Merck Manufacturing Recalls Lamprene(r) Soft Gelatin Capsules

West Point, PA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Merck Manufacturing Division, Division of Merck and Company, Inc. is recalling Hydrocortone Phosphate Injection (Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate USP Injection), 50 mg per ml, because the pH results in stability testing were lower than specification

The recalled Hydrocortone Phosphate Injection is a prescription packaged in 2-ml single dose vials

Recall #D-204-9.

CODE
Lot numbers 0037H, 0693H, 0920E, and 0944D. All lots expire March 2001.

MANUFACTURER
Merck Manufacturing Division, Division of Merck and Company, Inc., West Point, Pennsylvania.

RECALLED BY
Manufacturer, by letter dated February 16, 1999. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
29,276 vials were distributed.

 

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.