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Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on November 19 announced the voluntary nationwide recall of four lots of Levetiracetam Injection, USP, to the user level. The lack of container closure integrity, found in reserve sample vials may result in a non-sterile product.

Risk Statement: Intravenous administration of a product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious systemic infections which may be life-threatening. 

To date, Sagent has not received reports of any product complaints or adverse events associated with this issue. Levetiracetam Injection, USP 500 mg per 5 mL, is used in the treatment of certain types of seizures and is packaged in a 5mL single-does vial. The Levetiracetam Injection, USP, label and affected lot numbers with Expiration Dates and NDC number can be found in the table below. 

Product: Levetiracetam Injection, USP / Lot Number: B0G85VB /Expiration Date: Jun-2022 / NDC Number: 25021-780-05 / Distribution Dates: May 2021 - August 2021.

Product: Levetiracetam Injection, USP / Lot Number: B0K88VA /Expiration Date: Sep-2022 / NDC Number: 25021-780-05 / Distribution Dates: March 2021 - November 2021.

Product: Levetiracetam Injection, USP / Lot Number: B0K89VA /Expiration Date: Sep-2022 / NDC Number: 25021-780-05 / Distribution Dates: August 2021 - November 2021.

Product: Levetiracetam Injection, USP / Lot Number: B1G194A /Expiration Date: Jun-2023 / NDC Number: 25021-780-05 / Distribution Dates: October 2021.

The product was distributed Nationwide from March to November  2021.

Company name: Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Brand name: Sagent
Product recalled: Levetiracetam Injection
Reason of the recall: Lack of sterility assurance
FDA Recall date: November 22, 2021

Check the full recall details on fda.gov

Source: FDA
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