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Company name: Fresenius Kabi USA
Brand name: Fresenius Kabi USA
Product recalled: Dexmedetomidine HCL in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection
Reason of the recall: Cross Contamination with Lidocaine
FDA Recall date: November 19, 2020
Recall details: Fresenius Kabi USA is voluntarily recalling a single lot of Dexmedetomidine HCl in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, 200 mcg/50 mL (4 mcg /mL), 50 mL fill in a 50 mL vial. Fresenius Kabi initiated this recall due to a trace amount of lidocaine present in the lot. This recall is being performed to the user level. To date, no adverse drug experience reports have been received for the recalled lot. Administration of Dexmedetomidine HCl containing trace amounts of lidocaine to a patient with lidocaine allergy could result in a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. 

Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection is approved for intravenous use and indicated for sedation of non-intubated patients prior to and/or during surgical and other procedures. Listed below is a table of the recalled lot distributed nationwide to wholesalers, distributors, hospitals and pharmacies between April 9, 2020 and April 13, 2020. An image of the label is also included below.

- Dexmedetomidine HCl in 0.9%. Sodium Chloride Injection, 200 mcg / 50 mL (4 mcg / mL), 50 mL fill in a 50 mL vial. NDC Number: 63323-671-50. Product Code: 671050. Batch number: 6123925. Expiration Date: 03/2022. First Ship Date: 04/09/2020. Last Ship Date: 04/13/2020

Fresenius Kabi is notifying its distributors and customers by letter and asking them to check their stock immediately and to quarantine and discontinue the use and distribution of any affected product.

Distributors should notify their customers and direct them to quarantine and discontinue distributing or dispensing any affected lots, and to return the product to Fresenius Kabi.

Customers with questions regarding this recall may contact Fresenius Kabi at 1-866-716-2459 Monday through Friday, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Consumers should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Check the full recall details on fda.gov

Source: FDA