Baxter issues urgent recall of Heparin

Jan 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

Explore further: 'Ice Bucket Challenge' passes $100 mn mark

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics

9 hours ago

In a study published in Nature Genetics, researchers from Uppsala University present the first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees. The findings show a surprisingly high level of genetic divers ...

Signatures of selection inscribed on poplar genomes

9 hours ago

One aspect of the climate change models researchers have been developing looks at how plant ranges might shift, and how factors such as temperature, water availability, and light levels might come into play. ...

Cutting emissions pays for itself, research shows

9 hours ago

Lower rates of asthma and other health problems are frequently cited as benefits of policies aimed at cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles, because these policies also lead ...

Recommended for you

Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

Aug 28, 2014

In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter's call for comment, the group's ubiquitous "ice bucket challenge" had brought in a few million more dollars.

Medtronic spends $350M on another European deal

Aug 27, 2014

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a ...

Mind over matter for people with disabilities

Aug 26, 2014

People with serious physical disabilities are unable to do the everyday things that most of us take for granted despite having the will – and the brainpower – to do so. This is changing thanks to European ...

User comments : 0