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Magnesium Sulfate Injection 10 g/20 mL single-dose vials Voluntary Recall


On July 13, 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of magnesium sulfate injection 10 g/20 mL single-dose vials manufactured by Hospira, Inc. This recall was issued because particulate matter was found in one vial.

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 50-343-DK exp. 02/01/17. The lot number may be followed by numbers from 01 to 99. To see if you received product from the affected lot, please check the lot number. The lot number is located below the barcode on the manufacturer’s label on the vial. If your product is not from lot number 50-343-DK, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from lot number 50-343-DK, 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 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 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 injection 10 g/20 mL single-dose vials and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call Hospira Medical Communications toll-free at 1-800-615-0187. 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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