Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hospira Recalls One Lot Of Opioid Analgesic Injection

Hospira has initiated a nationwide voluntary recall of one lot of Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection 1 mg/ml, with the knowledge of the FDA, after it was found that the opioid analgesic injection contained more than the intended fill volume.

The recalled product is a prefilled glass cartridge for use with Carpuject Syringe system. The affected lot number is 07547LL, which has an expiration date of July 1, 2013.

The FDA in a statement said that opioid pain medications such as Hydromorphone have life-threatening consequences if overdosed. Those consequences can include respiratory depression (slowed breathing or suspension of breathing), low blood pressure and reduced heart rate including circulatory collapse.