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December 14, 1999

American Health Packaging Recalls Pepcid Tablets

Columbus, OH (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that American Health Packaging is recalling Pepcid (Famotidine) Tablets, 20 mg prescription tablets, repacked by Haines Pharmaceuticals, in unit dose blisters (NDC #0006-0963-28) because of a repackaging error that has caused some units to contain a multivitamin.

This Class III recall was initiated by the company, by letter faxed on October 29, 1999. This is the first notice the FDA has issued to the general public of the recall.  The FDA considers this recall complete.

750 bags (75,000 individual units) were distributed in Ohio, Massachusetts and Tennessee.  The recalled Pepcid bears the lot number and expiration date of #4616 EXP 10/99

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

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