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Medication Safety Alerts

Octagam 10% 20GM Liquid Preparation Voluntary Withdrawal

October 27, 2017

On October 27, 2017, Octapharma issued a voluntary withdrawal of 2 lots of Octagam 10%. This withdrawal was issued because of an increased number of allergic reactions.

This may represent a potential health hazard or safety risk to plan members who may be using product affected by this recall.

This withdrawal affects lot numbers K724B8541 exp. 06/14/2019 and K725A8541 exp. 06/23/2019. To see if you received product from these affected lots, please check the lot number. The lot number is on the top of the box and on left hand side of the manufacturer’s label on the bottle. If your product is not from these affected lots, it is not affected by this withdrawal. If your product is from these affected lots, please contact the pharmacy that filled your prescription for more information.

You should not continue to use product that is affected by this withdrawal. Please call your doctor right away for advice if you may be using affected product. Your doctor is familiar with your medical history and can suggest the best treatment option for you. If you need a prescription for a different medicine, please call your doctor.

CVS Caremark Response: Please note: This product is not carried by the CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacies. To support member safety, CVS Caremark is sending letters to members who received this product through CVS Specialty Pharmacies and their physicians.

If you are currently using Octagam 10%, please call Octapharma toll-free at 1-866-766-4860, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (ET). You may also call the U.S. Food and Drug Administration toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO-FDA (1‑888-463-6332) or visit their Web site at https://www.fda.gov/.

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