FDA Issues Alert For Recalled Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion Prefilled Syringe

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 14 issued an alert for the recalled drug Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion 10 percent w/v 10mL Prefilled Syringe, stating that not all units of this drug have been removed from the market. The FDA urges health care professionals to check inventories and crash boxes to ensure all units are discontinued from use.

The Calcium Chloride Intravenous Infusion 10 percent w/v 10mL Prefilled Syringe is used during resuscitation following cardiac arrest and as a treatment for low calcium levels. Mylan Institutional, the manufacturers of the drug, issued a recall in April and June of this year because of the risk difficulties in administering the drug presents during emergency situations.

Read the FDA's announcement.


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