Safety Alerts & Recalls

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Since improper storage can affect how well Advair Diskus works, this alert should be taken seriously. If you are using Advair Diskus, please monitor your prescription refills to see if your supply of Advair Diskus is from one of the following lots: 9ZP2255 or 9ZP3325. You can locate the lot number on the side of the box of Advair or on the Diskus inhaler. Do not use your Advair Diskus if it is from one of these lots.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident, or has received product from these lots is encouraged to contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations at 1-800-551-3989. For more information about these stolen Advair Diskus inhalers, you can also contact the GSK's Customer Response Center at 1-888-825-5249.

If you think you are experiencing side effects related to your Fluticasone Propionate with Salmeterol, please follow up with you doctor as soon as possible.

Two Lots of Advair Diskus Reported Stolen

GlaxoSmithKline has reported that two lots of their product Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) were stolen on August 2 from the company's distribution facility near Richmond, Virginia. These lots were awaiting distribution to retail pharmacies at the time of the theft. At this time, neither of these lots are currently part of the legitimate pharmaceutical supply chain. The stolen lot numbers are: Lot 9ZP2255 - Advair Diskus 250/50

Lot 9ZP3325 - Advair Diskus 500/50

Advair Diskus is primarily used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It contains salmeterol (a long-acting beta agonist) and fluticasone (a corticosteroid).

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Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2009-08-25
Last Updated: 2009-12-05

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