January 08, 2018
Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection USP 1.5 g/vial by Auromedics: Recall - Presence of Glass Particles in Vial
AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Risk Manager
ISSUE: AuroMedics Pharma is voluntarily recalling one lot of Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection USP, 1.5 g in a Single-Dose vial (equivalent to 1 g ampicillin as the sodium salt plus 0.5 g Sulbactam as the sodium salt), to the hospital level. Lot AFO l 17001-A, Expiry date Dec 2018 has been found to contain glass particles.
The affected Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection lot is packaged in a carton containing 10 vials, NDC: 55150-116-20. The product can be identified as a ‘clear vial stoppered with grey rubber stopper and sealed with aluminum seals having a Royal Blue color polypropylene disc'. AuroMedics shipped the entire lot to wholesalers and/or hospitals nationwide on February 9, 2017.
The administration of a glass particulate, if present in an intravenous drug, may result in local irritation or swelling in response to the foreign material. More serious potential outcomes would include blockage and clotting in blood vessels, which may be life-threatening.
BACKGROUND: The product Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection is used for treatment of infections due to susceptible strains of designated microorganism in skin and skin structure infections, intra-abdominal infections and gynecological infections in adults and for in treatment of skin and skin structure infection in pediatric patient one year and older.
RECOMMENDATION: AuroMedics Pharma LLC is notifying its distributors and customers by recall letters and is arranging for return/replacement etc. of all recalled product. Consumers/distributors/retailers that have the product lot which is being recalled should immediately stop using and return to place of purchase/contact their doctor as appropriate.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact AuroMedics Customer Service Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST at 888-238-7880 Option 1. If you need assistance in returning your product or have questions about the recall process, contact Inmar at 800-967-5952, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
- Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report
- Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
Read the MedWatch safety alert, including a link to the press release, at: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm591331.htm