Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

Since using a defective Diskus inhaler can prevent you from getting the medicine you need into your lungs and may cause you to experience asthma or COPD symptoms, this recall should be taken seriously.

If you use Advair, check your prescription to see if it is Advair Diskus 100/50 mcg and is labeled with lot number 9ZP7632. The lot number should be printed on the Diskus device. If you think your Advair is involved in the recall, or if you do not know, please return your Advair to your pharmacist to examine and possibly exchange.

If you have any questions or concerns about this recall, please follow up with your doctor or pharmacist. If you think you may be experiencing a worsening of your asthma or COPD symptoms, please contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Recall of Single Lot of Advair Diskus 100/50mcg

GlaxoSmithKline, Inc, is recalling Advair Diskus 100/50mcg lot number 9ZP7632 with expiration date April 2010. This lot is being recalled because the delivery system may be defective. There is a potential for the foil strip of the inhaler to tear rather than peel back, which can result in medication not being available to the patient as they advance doses through the Diskus unit.

Advair Diskus contains fluticasone and salmeterol and is used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). No other lot numbers of Advair were involved in this recall.

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Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2009-10-18
Last Updated: 2009-12-05

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