Astra Zeneca—Hot & Cold Pack (labelled with ‘Atacand® candesartan cilexetil’ or 'Crestor® rosuvastatin')

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Product description

Hot & Cold Pack (labelled with ‘Atacand® candesartan cilexetil’ or 'Crestor® rosuvastatin')
Identifying features
ARTG number 145712

Other identifying numbers

ARTG number 145712

What are the defects?

This product contains the toxic substance ethylene glycol (rather than the non-toxic ingredient propylene glycol).

What are the hazards?

Potentially life-threatening or could cause a serious risk to health (Class 1).

What should consumers do?

This product is supplied to health care professionals only. Recall letters will be dispatched by Astra Zeneca from Wednesday 17 September 2008 to practice managers of surgeries that may have received these goods. Health Care Professionals may cal 1800 805 342.


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Where the product was sold


Responsible regulator

Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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