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Vecuronium bromide for injection - Voluntary Recall

January 16, 2019

On January 16, 2019, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of vecuronium bromide for injection manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals. This recall was issued because glass particles were found in one vial of this product, which could cause serious side effects.

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

This recall affects the following products and lot numbers:

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To see if you have affected product, please check the lot number. The lot number is on the back of the manufacturer’s label on the vial. If your product is not from one of these affected lots, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from one of these affected lots, please contact the pharmacy that filled your prescription for more information including return 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 or if you do not know if you used affected product or not. 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 contact your doctor.

CVS Caremark Response: This product is not carried by theCVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacies. If you are currently taking vecuronium bromide for injection, please call a Customer Care representative toll-free at 1-866-823-5184 for more information.

If you are currently taking vecuronium bromide for injection and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call Sun Pharmaceuticals Drug Safety Information toll-free at 1-800-406-7984, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (ET). You may also call the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO‑FDA (1‑888‑463‑6332) or visit https://www.accessdata.fda.gov

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