Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Levetiracetam Injection, USP Due to Lack of Sterility Assurance



Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Reason for Announcement:
Lack of sterility assurance
Company Name:
Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Brand Name:
Product Description:
Levetiracetam Injection

Company Announcement

CHICAGO, IL – November 19, 2021 - Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the voluntary nationwide recall of four lots of Levetiracetam Injection, USP, to the user level. The lack of container closure integrity, found in reserve sample vials may result in a non-sterile product.

Risk Statement: Intravenous administration of a product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious systemic infections which may be life threatening.  To date, Sagent has not received reports of any product complaints or adverse events associated with this issue.

Levetiracetam Injection, USP 500 mg per 5 mL, is used in the treatment of certain types of seizures and is packaged in a 5mL single-does vial. The Levetiracetam Injection, USP, label and affected lot numbers with Expiration Dates and NDC number can be found in the table below.  Product was distributed Nationwide from March to November  2021.



Expiration Date

NDC Number

Distribution Dates

 Levetiracetam Injection, USPB0G85VBJun-202225021-
May 2021 -
August 2021
B0K88VASep-2022March 2021 -
November 2021
B0K89VASep-2022August 2021 -
November 2021
B1G194AJun-2023October 2021 

Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  is notifying customers by fax, email, FedEx, and/or certified mail, which includes arrangements for return of all recalled product. Customers that have Levetiracetam Injection, USP 500mg per 5 mL, which is being recalled, have been instructed to examine their inventory immediately and to quarantine, discontinue distribution of, and return as directed the recalled lots of product. Customers who may have further distributed this product have been requested to identify their customers and notify them at once of this product recall. Healthcare/distributors/retailers that have product which is being recalled should stop using product and return the recalled product. The necessary form to document product information, as well as other information regarding this recall, is available at www.Sagentpharma.comExternal Link Disclaimer.

Consumers or healthcare workers with any questions regarding this recall can contact the customer call center (866) 625-1618 M-F, 8am-7pm CST. Patients should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Company Contact Information

Customer Call Center
 (866) 625-1618

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