Antiviral Drug Recalled Due to Contamination

Valeant announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Virazole (ribavirin powder for solution) due to microbial contamination.

Virazole is a nucleoside analogue indicated for severe lower respiratory infections due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in hospitalized infant and young children. If a non-sterile drug with microbial contamination is inhaled into the airways, it may increase the risk of a respiratory infection. This risk may be greater in patients who are immunocompromised and are more susceptible.

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The affected product is packaged in 100mL, 6g vials in 4-pack cartons. It contains Lot #340353F with an expiration date of Oct-2018, and was distributed in the United States and Australia.

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