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Company name: Fresenius Kabi USA
Brand name: Fresenius Kabi
Product recalled: Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection, USP, 30 mg/mL
Reason of the recall: Presence of particulate matter
FDA Recall date: January 08, 2021
Recall details: Fresenius Kabi USA is voluntarily recalling a single lot of Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection, USP, 30 mg/mL, 1 mL fill in a 2 mL amber vial to the user level due to the presence of particulate matter. Particulate matter was found in reserve sample vials. No adverse event reports have been received for the recalled lot, which was produced and sold in 2019.

Administration of products containing particulate matter could obstruct blood vessels and result in local irritation of blood vessels, swelling at the site of injection, a mass of tissue that could become inflamed and infected, blood clots traveling to the lung, scarring of the lung tissues, and allergic reactions that could lead to life-threatening consequences.

Ketorolac Tromethamine, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is indicated for the short-term (up to 5 days in adults) management of moderately severe acute pain that requires analgesia at the opioid level. The total combined duration of use of oral Ketorolac Tromethamine and Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection should not exceed 5 days. Listed below is a table of the recalled lot distributed nationwide in the United States to wholesalers, distributors, hospitals, and pharmacies between March 28, 2019 and September 3, 2019.

Product Name/Product size: Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection, USP, 30mg / mL, 1 mL fill in a 2 mL amber vial
NDC Number: 63323-162-01
Product Code: 160201
Batch Number: 6121083
Expiration Date: 02/2021
First Ship Date: 03/28/2019
Last Ship Date: 09/03/2019

Fresenius Kabi is notifying its distributors and customers by letter and asking customers and distributors 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 the affected lot, and to return the product to Fresenius Kabi.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Source: FDA