ISSUE: Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of Oxacillin for Injection, USP, 10 g (NDC 25021-163-99) Lot OXT512 (Exp. Date March 2017) manufactured by Astral SteriTech Private Limited and distributed by Sagent. Sagent initiated this recall to the user level due to the receipt of a product complaint for a single vial containing small, dark particulate matter found within the solution after reconstitution. The particulate matter has been identified as iron oxide.
If metal particulate in an injectable product is administered to a patient, it may result in local swelling, irritation of blood vessels or tissue, or blockage of blood vessels. Blockage of blood vessels can lead to serious events, which may be life-threatening, such as stroke, heart attack, respiratory failure, kidney failure, or liver failure.
BACKGROUND: The product is packaged in cartons containing 10 x 10 gram Pharmacy Bulk Package bottles identified by NDC 25021-163-99. The lot number being recalled is Lot OXT512 which was distributed to hospitals, wholesalers and distributors nationwide from June 2016 through July 2016. Oxacillin for Injection, USP, 10 g is indicated in the treatment of infections caused by penicillinase producing staphylococci which have demonstrated susceptibility to the drug. It is available by prescription only.
RECOMMENDATION: Customers are being notified by fax, email, FedEx, and/or certified mail that includes arrangements for the return of all recalled product. Customers have been instructed to examine their inventory immediately and to quarantine, discontinue distribution of and return the recalled lot of product. Customers who may have further distributed this product have been requested to identify their customers and notify them at once of this product recall. The necessary form by which to document this information as well as other information regarding this recall is available at www.Sagentpharma.com.
Any questions about returning unused product should be directed to the Customer Call Center at (866) 625-1618 M-F 8am-7pm CST. Healthcare workers who have medical questions about Oxacillin for Injection, USP may contact Sagent Medical Affairs (866-625-1618, Option 3) M-F 8am-5pm CST.
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: