The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued a warning to physicians about eleven recalled lots of an intravenous (IV) hypertension drug. The pharmaceutical drug, manufactured by the Medicines Co. are contaminated with bits of steel pieces in it. The company issued a product recall of the affected lots of the Celviprex drug after detecting tiny particles of steel during a routine inspection. The hypertension drug is used to lower excessively high blood pressure in patients who cannot take pills. The recalled drug is distributed to doctors for injection in patients who are undergoing surgery.
The Food and Drug Administration stated in the recall warning notice that the affected lots of Cleviprex could possibly disrupt blood flow to important organs, such as the brain, kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. The letter to physicians recommends that physicians inspect vials of the drug for possible contamination prior to using them. Fortunately, the pharmaceutical company states it has not received any reports of health problems connected with the issue.
This is not the only pharmaceutical product recall issued lately. The attorneys at Levin & Perconti recently posted a blog about recalled Alka-Seltzer capsules that had defective product packaging. That product recall affected the combination package of Alka-Seltzer Plus Day and Night Cold Formula Liquid Gels.
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