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Company name: Azurity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Brand name: Azurity
Product recalled: Firvanq
Reason of the recall: Product kit may contain incorrect diluent.
FDA Recall date: September 08, 2021
Recall details: Wilmington, MA, Azurity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Azurity”) is voluntarily recalling one lot of Firvanq® (vancomycin hydrochloride for oral solution), Vancomycin 50 mg/mL Kit (“Firvanq®”) to the consumer level, as some products in the affected lot have been found to incorrectly contain a First Omeprazole (FIRST-PPI) diluent instead of the Firvanq diluent bottle. To date, Azurity has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Risk Statement: Vancomycin may not be completely solubilized in the FIRST-PPI diluent which could lead to doses above or below those recommended in the label. There is reasonable probability that the administration of inappropriate doses of oral vancomycin may lead to persistent diarrhea associated with dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities, recurrence of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection, its progression to severe colitis, colon perforation requiring colectomy, and potentially death. Especially, the elderly and immunocompromised patients are vulnerable to the complications of C. difficile infection.

Firvanq® is indicated for use in adults and pediatric patients less than 18 years of age for the treatment of: Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea and Enterocolitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant strains).

The recalled product is packaged as a kit consisting of a bottle with Vancomycin Hydrochloride, USP powder, a bottle of Grape-Flavored diluent, and Full Prescribing Information. The product NDC is 65628-206-05 and the UPC code is 3 65628 206005 1. A total of 2,751 kits of the affected Firvanq®, lot number 21035, with an expiration date of 2022-07-31 were distributed. The product can be identified by its brand name Firvanq®.

This product was distributed nationwide through wholesale distributors. Azurity is notifying its distributors and customers by direct notifications to distributors and via this press release. Azurity is arranging for return and replacement of only recalled products. Consumers, distributors, and retailers that are in possession of Firvanq® from the affected lot should immediately stop using it and return it to the place of purchase. Distributors are asked to place any affected product under quarantine and return it promptly to Azurity.

Check the full recall details on fda.gov

Source: FDA
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