Vaccines, Blood & Biologics
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.