Due to an error in PharMEDium’s electronic customer ordering system, 45 lots of Hydromorphone HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride 1mL in 3mL BD Syringe (NDC # 61553-352-78) have been recalled as the product contains sulfite, although the system indicated it was sulfite-free.

While no adverse events have been reported to date, the use of this product could potentially cause serious adverse reactions (ie, severe bronchospasm, anaphylaxis) in patients with a sulfite allergy. A total of 28,140 syringes have been distributed to 6 customers, all of which have been contacted.

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Hydromorphone Injection is indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternate treatments are inadequate.

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