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Ew! Injectable antibiotic ( VOLUNTARY ) recall prompted by floating bits of hair, cotton and metal inside drug vials

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  • The FDA  announced a recall of cefepime, an intravenous drug used for pneumonia, urinary  tract, skin, and abdominal infections
  • The visible  particles in the drug, which was distributed nationwide, can cause blood clots,  strokes, and heart attacks, among other catastrophic  issue

By  Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 08:14 EST, 16  October 2013 |  UPDATED: 10:04 EST, 16 October 2013

 

 

Recall: Drug maker B Braun has recalled its 1 gram dose antibiotic cefepime after they were found to contain dangerous particles of hair, cotton, and metal 

Recall: Drug maker B Braun has recalled its 1 gram dose  antibiotic cefepime after they were found to contain dangerous particles of  hair, cotton, and metal

 

U.S. government health officials are alerting  doctors to the recall of an injectable drug after vials of it were found to  contain bits of metal, cotton, and hair.

B. Braun Medical Inc. issued the voluntary  recall for its cefepime and dextrose antibiotic suspension used to combat  pneumonia, urinary tract, skin, and abdominal infections.

The Food and Drug Administration warned  Tuesday that the visible particles could cause catastrophic problems including  blood clots, stroke, and heart attack if injected.

The drug was distributed to hospitals,  pharmacies and medical suppliers nationwide, between February 4, 2013 and March  1, 2013.

The product affected by the recall comes from  lot H3A744.

While cefepime is generally administered to  hospitalized patients, some  patients may continue to receive the drug at home  after they leave the  hospital.

Patients  experiencing health problems should  contact their physician. B. Braun  asks that all quality issues of its product  be reported to the FDA’s  MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

This is the first recall of cefepime, but it  is not the first warning issued by the FDA concerning the drug.

In June 2012, the agency released an updated  safety warning concerning the drug after research showed an increase risk of  seizure in users with  impaired kidney function.

The FDA suggested a cefepime dosage  adjustment for such patients.

Dangerous: The drug is used for infections such as pneumonia and was distrubted nationwide. Catastrophic events like heart attack and stroke could occur from using the tainted drug 

Dangerous: The drug is used for infections such as  pneumonia and was distrubted nationwide. Catastrophic events like heart attack  and stroke could occur from using the tainted drug

 

 

 

 

 

 

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