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Vecuronium Bromide Recalled from Hospitals

Laura Hosford-Yunker4 years ago

Bedford Laboratories is recalling Vecuronium Bromide for Injection (a muscle relaxant) from hospitals due to the discovery of “particulate matter” in a number of vials. Particulate matter presents a potential health hazard and can cause:

  • Vein irritation and inflammation
  • Clinically occult pulmonary granulomas
  • Local tissue infarction
  • Severe pulmonary dysfunction
  • Occlusion of capillaries and arteries
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Death

What is Vecuronium Bromide

Vecuronium Bromide is a muscle relaxant used:

  • as an adjunct to general anesthesia;
  • to facilitate endotracheal intubation;
  • and to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or mechanical ventilation.

Important Recall Information

  • The hospital/user-level recall involves lot# 2067134 of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection manufactured by Bedford Laboratories (20 mg vials).
  • Recalled vials were shipped from 8/8/2011 to 11/9/2011 and have an expiration date of 5/31/2013.
  • Consumers with questions should immediately contact Bedford Laboratories at 1(800)562-4797.
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