Temperature Excursions Lead to Vancomycin Injection Recall

Hospira announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Vancomycin HCl Injection, equivalent to 1g Vancomycin Sterile Powder because the product may have experienced temperature excursions during shipment. The customer who received the product then further distributed the product to others.

Information on the effect of uncontrolled temperatures on vancomycin is scarce and toxicological and clinical characterization of potential degradants cannot be performed. The affected products have a NDC # of 0409-6533-01, Lot 35-315-DD, and an expiration date of November 1, 2015.

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Hospira will be notifying its customers via a recall letter and will arrange for the affected product to be returned. This recall is being carried out to the medical facility/retail level (both human and veterinary). All users at the facility should be notified. If the product was further distributed, those individuals should be notified as well.

For more information call (800) 441-4100 or visit Hospira.com.