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Pulmicort Turbuhaler, 
MAXAIR Recalls

Pulmicort Turbuhaler

The  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the following information on two drug recalls.

Pulmicort Turbuhaler (budesonide inhalation powder) 200 mcg 60 Metered Doses For Oral Inhalation, Rx Only, Professional Sample. Recall # D-349-2.

Lot Numbers:
CK1524, CK1527, CK1539, CK1547- Exp. Date Apr-03
CL1555, CL1560, CL1562, CL1564, CL1566-Exp. Date May-03 CM1589- Exp. Date Jun-03.

RECALLING FIRM Astrazeneca, Wilmington, DE, by letter on June 10, 2002.

Manufacturer: Astrazeneca Liquid Production, Sodertalje, Sweden
Firm-initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON: The turbuhaler may deliver a super-potent dose.

VOLUME :  200,000.


MAXAIR Inhaler With Oral Adapter (pirbuterol acetate) 0.2 mg per actuation, 25.6g Inhalation Aerosol, 300 metered inhalations, Rx only.  Recall # D-264-2.

Lot Numbers Expiration Date
000644 August 03
000756 August 03
000947 October 03
001009 Nov. 03
001110 Dec. 03
001111 Dec. 03
010025 Jan. 04
010195 March 04
010413 April 04
010283 March 04
010482, 010414 -May 04
010580 June 04
010708, 010709 July 04
011210 Dec. 04

3M Pharmaceuticals, Inc., St. Paul, MN, by letters dated May 6, 2002.
Manufacturer: 3M Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Northridge, CA.
Firm-initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON: Defective container; inhaler may stick intermittently and patients may not receive the expected puff of medication.

VOLUME: 737,975


Source: FDA SafetyAlerts



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