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Friday, July 24, 2020
Recall Alert: FDA MedWatch Safety Alert: Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride Injection by Fresenius Kabi
CVM is sharing this recall announcement because these products may be used in veterinary settings.
TOPIC: Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride Injection by Fresenius Kabi: Recall - Due to Cross - Contamination of Lidocaine
AUDIENCE: Patient, Health Professional, Risk Manager, Pharmacy
ISSUE: Fresenius Kabi is recalling two lots of Dexmedetomidine HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, 200 mcg/50 mL (4 mcg/mL), 50 mL fill in a 50 mL vial due to the possible presence of trace amounts of lidocaine in these two lots based on FDA investigation. Administration of Dexmedetomidine HCl containing trace amounts of lidocaine to a patient with lidocaine allergy could result in anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition.
To date, no adverse drug experience reports have been received for either of the lots being recalled by Fresenius Kabi.
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection is approved for intravenous use and indicated for sedation of non-intubated patients prior to and/or during surgical and other procedures.
List of recalled lots and product photos below:
RECOMMENDATION: Health professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program: