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Medication Safety Alerts

Dextrose 25% pre-filled 10 mL syringes Voluntary Recall

5/31/2017

On May 31, 2017, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued notice regarding a voluntary recall of dextrose 25% pre-filled 10 mL syringes NDC # 00409-1775-10 manufactured by Hospira. This recall was issued because a human hair was found within an internal sample syringe.

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 58382EV exp. 10/01/17. The lot may be followed by 01 or 02. To see if you have affected product, please check the lot number. The lot number is located on manufacturer’s carton. If your product is not from lot number 58382EV, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from lot number 58382EV, 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 taking dextrose 25% pre-filled 10 mL syringes and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call Pfizer Medical Information toll-free at 1-800-615-0187, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (ET) or visit www.hospira.com. You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO-FDA (1‑888-463-6332) or visit www.accessdata.fda.gov.

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