September 17, 2009

FDA issues stolen respiratory drug warning

Federal officials are warming consumers not to use certain respiratory medications purchased after Sept. 8, produced by Dey L.P., a subsidiary of Mylan Inc.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the medications might have been part of a shipment being transported on a tractor-trailer stolen in Tampa, Fla.

The FDA said the respiratory medications -- Ipratropium Bromide Inhalation Solution, 0.02%, and Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution, 0.083%, -- have not been recovered and might be dangerous to use because the drugs may not have been stored and handled properly.

Officials said patients using the respiratory medications should check to see if the products are from one of the following lots:

-- Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution displaying the brand name Dey: Lot numbers 9G04, 9FD8, 9FD9 and 9FE1.

-- Ipratropium Bromide Inhalation Solution also displaying the brand name Dey: Lot numbers F09089, C09119 and C09120.

Consumers with questions can contact the company at 800-527-4278.