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Magnesium Sulfate in 5% Dextrose Injection Voluntary Recall


On March 6, 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of Magnesium Sulfate in 5% Dextrose, Injection 10 mg/mL manufactured by Hospira, Inc. This recall was issued because the wrong barcode may be printed on the primary bag labeling. The barcode on the overwrap is right but there is the chance for the primary container barcode to be mislabeled with the barcode for Heparin Sodium 2000 USP units/1000 mL in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Inj. The product is labeled with the correct printed name on the primary container and overwrap.

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 42-120-JT exp. 12/15. The lot number may be followed by 01 to 99. To see if you have affected product, please check the lot number which can be found on the upper right hand corner of the bag above the manufacturer’s label. If your product is not from lot number 42-120-JT, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from lot number 42-120-JT, please return it to the pharmacy that filled your prescription.

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: Please note: This product is not carried by the CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacies.

If you are currently using Magnesium Sulfate in 5% Dextrose, Injection 10 mg/mL and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call 1‑800‑615‑0187 or visit You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO-FDA (1‑888-463-6332) or visit

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