Medical Advisory #428: Mylan recalls Amiodarone, Tranexemaic Acid Injection
Mylan N.V. today announced that its U.S.-based Mylan Institutional LLC business is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the hospital/clinic level of four lots of Amiodarone HCl Injection, USP 450 mg/9 mL, packaged in cartons of 10 single-dose 9 mL vials and Tranexamic Acid Injection, USP 1000 mg/10 mL, packaged in cartons of 10 single-dose 10 mL vials.
These batches are being recalled due to the potential for cartons labeled as Tranexamic Acid Injection, USP to contain vials of Amiodarone HCl Injection, USP and cartons labeled as Amiodarone HCl Injection, USP to contain vials of Tranexamic Acid Injection, USP. The individual vials contained within the cartons are accurately labeled as Amiodarone HCl Injection, USP or Tranexamic Acid Injection, USP. Both of these medications are administered in a hospital setting only by trained healthcare professionals. To date, Mylan has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
These batches were distributed nationwide in the USA to wholesalers and hospital/clinical pharmacies between April 2020 and July 2020. The recalled batch information is as follows:
|NDC#||Material Description||Strength||Carton Size||Lot No.||Expiry|
|67457-153-09||Amiodarone HCl Injection, USP||450 mg/9 mL||10 x 9 mL single-dose vials||191207
|67457-197-10||Tranexamic Acid Injection, USP||1000 mg/10 mL||10 x 10 m|
Mylan is notifying its wholesalers and hospital/clinic pharmacies by letter and is arranging for return of recalled products to Stericycle. Wholesalers and hospital/clinic pharmacies that have product which is being recalled should stop use/further distribution or dispensing. Wholesalers and hospital/clinic pharmacies that are in possession of recalled product should contact Stericycle at 1-888-410-7505 for the return of the recalled product. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Mylan Customer Relations at 800.796.9526 or email@example.com, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these drug products.
This recall is to being conducted with the knowledge of the FDA.
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