For Immediate Release
December 31, 2015
Firm Press Release
Lake Forest, IL PharMEDium Services, LLC is voluntarily recalling 29 lots of 4mg Norepinephrine Bitartrate (16mcg/mL) added to 0.9% Sodium Chloride in 250mL Viaflex Bag and 3 lots of 8mg Norepinephrine Bitartrate (32mcg/mL) added to 0.9% Sodium Chloride in 250mL Viaflex Bag distributed to hospital customers. We have received complaints from hospitals for products that have been found to exhibit a slight discoloration in the admixture. The drug manufacturer’s prescribing information advises not to use the product if it is discolored.
Discoloration is indicative of degradation and could result in decreased potency due to oxidation of Norepinephrine Bitartrate. Decreased potency may result in a delay of achieving desired therapeutic effect. PharMEDium Services has not received any reports of adverse events to date related to this recall. (more…)