Baxter issues urgent recall of Heparin

January 26, 2008

Baxter Healthcare has issued an urgent U.S. recall of nine lots of the injectable blood thinner heparin after reports of adverse patient reactions.

The recall includes heparin sodium injection in 1,000 Units/mL, 10 mL and 30mL multi-dose vials with lot number. The lot numbers are 107054, 117085, 047056, 097081, 107024, 107064, 107066, 107074 and 107111

The company said it issued the recall as a precautionary measure while it investigates the cause of allergic-type reactions that include stomach pain or discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased or low blood pressure, chest pain, fast heart rate, dizziness, fainting, unresponsiveness and shortness of breath.

The 1,000 units/mL multi-dose vials are primarily used for hemodialysis and cardiac invasive procedures, the company said.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Related Stories

Recommended for you

How the finch changes its tune

August 3, 2015

Like top musicians, songbirds train from a young age to weed out errors and trim variability from their songs, ultimately becoming consistent and reliable performers. But as with human musicians, even the best are not machines. ...

Cow embryos reveal new type of chromosome chimera

May 27, 2016

I've often wondered what happens between the time an egg is fertilized and the time the ball of cells that it becomes nestles into the uterine lining. It's a period that we know very little about, a black box of developmental ...

Shaving time to test antidotes for nerve agents

February 29, 2016

Imagine you wanted to know how much energy it took to bike up a mountain, but couldn't finish the ride to the peak yourself. So, to get the total energy required, you and a team of friends strap energy meters to your bikes ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.