Fagron Sterile Services announced a nationwide voluntary recall of 2 lots of Neostigmine Methylsulfate syringes due to a complaint that some “1mg/mL, 5mg per 5mL” units were incorrectly labeled as “1mg/mL, 3mg per 3mL.” Secondary packages, however, are correctly labeled as Neostigmine Methylsulfate 1mg/mL, 5mg per 5mL.
Neostigmine Methylsulfate Injection, a cholinesterase inhibitor, is indicated to reverse the effects of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockers after surgery. The single-use syringes were supplied as a 1mg/mL strength in 3mL or 5mL fill volumes.
Adverse events related to an overdose of Neostigmine Methylsulfate may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive salivation/sweating, increased bronchial secretions, miosis, bradycardia or tachycardia, cardiospasm, bronchospasm, incoordination, muscle cramps, fasciculation, paralysis, cholinergic crisis, and even death.
The affected products contain Lot #C274-000004690 for the 5mg per 5mL product (beyond use date 9/21/18) and Lot # C274-000004678 for the 3mg per 3mL item (beyond use date 9/20/18). The recalled lots were distributed to hospitals and surgical clinics. At this time, the Company has not received any adverse event reports related to this recall.
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