Vecuronium Bromide Recalled from Hospitals
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
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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