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AuroMedics Pharma LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Pantoprazole Sodium for Injection 40 Mg Per Vial, Due to Presence of Glass Particles in the Vial

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AuroMedics Pharma LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Pantoprazole Sodium for Injection 40 Mg Per Vial, Due to Presence of Glass Particles in the Vial

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
December 19, 2017
FDA Publish Date:
December 29, 2017
Product Type:
Drugs
Generic Drugs
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Contains glass particles
Company Name:
AuroMedics Pharma LLC
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
AuroMedics Pharma LLC
Product Description:
Product Description
Pantoprazole Sodium for Injection 40 mg per vial

Company Announcement

East Windsor, New Jersey, AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Pantoprazole Sodium for Injection 40 mg per vial, to the hospital level. The product was found to contain glass particles in the vial.  This problem was discovered as a result of a product complaint in which the contents of one vial from one batch was found to contain a piece of glass.

The administration of a glass particulate, if present in an intravenous drug, may result in local irritation or swelling in response to the foreign material. More serious potential outcomes would include blockage and clotting in blood vessels, which may be life-threatening. To date, AuroMedics Pharma LLC has not received reports of any adverse events or identifiable safety concerns attributed to this recall.

Pantoprazole Sodium for Injection 40 mg per vial, is used for short term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease associated with a history of erosive esophagitis and pathological hypersecretion including zollinger-ellison syndrome and is packaged in a carton containing 10 vials, NDC: 55150-202-10. The affected Pantoprazole Sodium for Injection lot being recalled is CPO170035, EXP. May 2019. The product can be identified as ‘vial stoppered with grey slotted rubber stopper and sealed with aluminum seals having Sky Blue color polypropylene disc’. AuroMedics commenced shipping the product to customers on August 7, 2017 and was distributed to wholesalers and/or hospitals nationwide.

AuroMedics Pharma LLC is notifying its distributors and customers by recall letters and is arranging for return/replacement etc. of all recalled product. Consumers/distributors/retailers that have the product lot which is being recalled should immediately stop using and return to place of purchase/contact their doctor as appropriate.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Aurobindo Customer Service weekdays 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST at 866-850-2876 Option 1.  If you need assistance in returning your product or have questions about the recall process, contact Inmar at 800-967-5952 weekdays Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Aurobindo Customer Service
866-850-2876
Media:
Steve Lucas
732-823-4122
slucas@aurobindousa.com

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