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Medication Safety Alerts

5% Dextrose Injection USP 100/150mL Voluntary Recall

03/29/2016


On March 29, 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of 5% dextrose Injection 100/150mL containers. This recall was issued because of customer complaints of leaking containers and particle matter. Leaking containers can be contaminated which can cause serious infection.

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 J5J706 exp. 10/31/16. To see if you received product from the affected lot, please check the lot number. The lot number is embossed on the top hanger pieces of the container. If your product is not from J5J706, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from J5J706, 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:

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

If you are currently using 5%dextrose Injection 100/150mL containers and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call B. Braun Medical Inc’s Customer Support Department toll-free at 1-800-227-2862, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EST). You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO-FDA (1‑888‑463‑6332) or visit https://www.fda.gov/Safety.

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