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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Vaccines, Blood & Biologics

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Important Safety Information: Dosing and Administration of Immune Globulin (Human), GamaSTANT S/D Packaged in 2-ml Syringes

ccording to Talecris Biotherapeutics, one lot of GamaSTAN™ S/D has been packaged and distributed in 2 mL uncalibrated syringes with fixed needles that may not permit administration of the recommended dosage when:

  • A dose less than 2 mL is to be administered.
  • Injection of a 2 mL dose (or less per dosage calculation) at more than one site is desired to reduce local pain and discomfort.
  • An alternate needle (different length or gauge) is desired based on the patient (adult or child) and site of injection.

Talecris is sending revised instructions to end-users, to address appropriate dosing in the above circumstances, and is also posting these instructions on their website.

For additional questions, please call the Talecris Help Line at 919-412-1030 for 24 hour assistance.