December 14, 1999American 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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