MedWatch Safety Alerts

Oral Over-the-Counter Benzocaine Products: Drug Safety Communication - Risk of Serious and Potentially Fatal Blood Disorder

Oral over-the-counter benzocaine products should not be used to treat infants and children younger than 2 years and should only be used in adults and children 2 years and older if

95% Ethyl Alcohol Product by Ethanol Extraction: Recall - Due to a Possible Contamination with Methanol

Methanol,a highly toxic type of alcohol, can cause serious and sometimes fatal damage if ingested by humans or animals

HeartMate 3™ Left Ventricular Assist System: Class I Recall - Due to Potential Malfunction that may Lead to Graft Occlusion

The class I recall is due to a malfunction in the device’s outflow graft assembly that may cause the outflow graft to twist and close up (occlusion) over time. Occlusion of the

Homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir by MBI Distributing: Recall - Due to a Lack of Adequate Controls

Manufacturing products without proper process controls increases the probability that products will vary in strength, quality and purity

Juluca, Tivicay, Triumeq (dolutegravir): FDA to Evaluate - Potential Risk of Neural Tube Birth Defects

Preliminary results from an ongoing observational study in Botswana found that women who received dolutegravir at the time of becoming pregnant or early in the first trimester

Keytruda (pembrolizumab) or Tecentriq (atezolizumab): FDA Alerts Health Care Professionals and Investigators: FDA Statement - Decreased Survival in Some Patients in Clinical Trials Associated with Monotherapy

Early reviews found patients in the monotherapy arms of both trials with PD-L1 low status had decreased survival compared to patients who received cisplatin- or carboplatin-based

MindFrame Capture LP Revascularization Device by Medtronic: Class I Recall - Due to Wire Material That May Break or Separate During Use

There is a risk of the delivery wire breaking or separating during use. The clot retriever could be left inside the patient's bloodstream, and this or the attempts made to retrieve

7K and Poseidon 4500 by Shoreside Enterprises: Voluntary Recall - Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil and/or Tadalafil

Use of products with the undeclared active ingredients, sildenafil and tadalafil, may pose a threat to consumers because the active ingredient may interact with nitrates found in

Vyaire Medical AirLife Resuscitation Device & Broselow Convenience Kit by Vyaire Medical: Class I Recall - Due to Risk of Malfunction Caused by Error in Product Design

Vyaire Medical is recalling the AirLife Resuscitation Device & Broselow Convenience Kit due to an error in its product design that may result in difficultly or the inability to

Medline Remedy Essentials No-Rinse Cleansing Foam: Avoid Using - Multistate Outbreak of Burkholderia Cepacia Complex

CDC reports that there are 10 confirmed cases of infection caused by bacteria within the Burkholderia cepacia complex, also commonly called B. cepacia, in three states: California

Fabius Anesthesia Machines by Dräger Medical: Class I Recall - Due to Production Step Error

Dräger Medical is recalling the Fabius Anesthesia machines due to excessive oil that was not removed at the time of production. Such excess oil may interfere with the position

Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection, USP 3.375 g Vials by AuroMedics Pharma: Recall - Vials Contain Particulate Matter

Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection, USP 3.375 g by AuroMedics Pharma: Recall: Exposure to particulate matter may result in local irritation/swelling or more serious outcomes

Neurovascular Stents Used for Stent-Assisted Coiling (SAC): Letter to Health Care Providers - Recommendations Associated With the Use of These Devices in the Treatment of Unruptured Brain Aneurysms

The FDA has received reports associated with the use of these devices in the treatment of unruptured brain aneurysms that suggest some events of peri-procedural stroke and/or death

Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection USP, 3 g Single-Dose Vials by AuroMedics Pharma: Recall - Presence of Red Particulate Matter

Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection USP, 3 g/Single-Dose Vials by AuroMedics Pharma: Recall - Exposure to particulate may result in local site reaction, thromboembolic events

Magnetic Resonance-guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (MRgLITT) Devices: Letter to Health Care Providers - Risk of Tissue Overheating Due to Inaccurate Magnetic Resonance Thermometry

FDA is currently evaluating data which suggests that potentially inaccurate MR thermometry information can be displayed during treatment. Posted 04/25/2018

Lamictal (lamotrigine): Drug Safety Communication - Serious Immune System Reaction

The FDA is warning that the medicine lamotrigine (Lamictal) for seizures and bipolar disorder can cause a rare but very serious reaction that excessively activates the body’s

Dietary Supplements by Nutrizone: Recall - Potential for Salmonella Contamination

Expanded recall of various kratom dietary supplements to additional lot numbers due to possible Salmonella Health Risk

NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom by NGB Corp.: Recall - Possible Salmonella Contamination

NGB Corp. of West Jordan, Utah is voluntarily recalling NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom labeled bottles of encapsulated product because it has the potential to be contaminated

Certain Kratom-Containing Powder Products by Viable Solutions: Recall -Possible Salmonella Contamination

Viable Solutions of Nampa, ID has initiated a recall of certain Kratom-containing powder products, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism

Euphoric Capsules by Epic Products: Recall - Undeclared Sildenafil and Tadalafil

Consumers with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates; concomitant use of nitrates and PDE-5 inhibitors can lead to fatal cardiovascular

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