Sagent Pharmaceuticals recently announced the recall of Oxacillin for Injection. The recall was voluntary, and was issued because of a complaint from a customer. The customer’s vial had small, dark particulate matter that was found within the solution. The matter was later identified as iron oxide.
If a metal particulate is in an injectable product, and it is administered to a patient, there can be a number of health effects, including local swelling, irritation of blood vessels or tissue, and blockage of blood vessels. If blood vessels become blocked, that can cause some very serious health effects, including strokes, heart attacks, kidney failure, liver failure, or respiratory failure.
The recalled product is packaged in cartons containing pharmacy bulk package bottles. The recalled bottles were distributed to hospitals, wholesalers and distributors nationwide over the summer. The drug is used to treat certain types of infections, and is available by prescription only.
Customers are being notified about the recall in a variety of ways, and have been instructed to examine their inventory immediately. If a customer finds a batch of recalled product, it should be returned immediately. If a customer has distributed the drug, they have been requested to notify their customers at once.
Contaminated prescription drugs can cause serious injuries and even death. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a contaminated drug, call the Houston prescription drug injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today or visit our Facebook page to learn more.