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Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection 750 mg Voluntary Recall

December 27, 2017

On December 27, 2017, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection 750 mg manufactured by Pfizer Inc. This recall was issued because glass particles were found in the vials. Using product with glass particles could cause serious side effects.

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

This recall affects lot number 632153A exp. 03/01/2018. To find out if you have affected product, please check the lot number. The lot number is located on the right hand side of the manufacturer’s vial by the barcode. If your product is not from the affected lot, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from the affected lot, please contact the pharmacy that filled your prescription for further instructions.

You should not continue to use product that is affected by this recall. 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: This product is not carried by the CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacies.

If you are currently taking Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection 750 mg and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call please call Pfizer Medical Information toll-free at 1-800-615-0187, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm (ET). You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1 888 INFO-FDA (1 888 463-6332) or visit at https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/.

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