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Medication Safety Alerts

Baxter IV Products Voluntary Recall

06/01/2016

On June 1, 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of various intravenous (IV) solutions manufactured by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. This recall was issued because of reports of leaking containers and particulate matter. Leaking containers could cause the solution to be contaminated. Using contaminated solution could cause bloodstream infection and other serious side effects. Injecting solution with particulate matter may cause blocked blood vessels which could result in severe side effects.

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

A complete list of the affected products and lot numbers is providedhere:

To see if you received product from these affected lots, please check the lot number. The lot number can be found on the top of the manufacturer’s label. 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 lot numbers, 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: These products are not carried by the CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacies.

If you are currently using intravenous (IV) solutions manufactured by Baxter Healthcare Corporation and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call Baxter Healthcare Center for Service toll-free at 1‑800‑422‑9837, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (CT). 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/.

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