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Antibiotic Injection Recalled

July 27, 2018

Avella of Deer Valley Inc. is recalling 2500 bags of cefazolin injection due to potential leakage, according to the July 25, 2018, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Report.

The recall affects cefazolin 2 gram/100 mL in 0.9% sodium chloride, volume 110 mL, single-dose bags (NDC 42852-604-10) from 2 lots:

  • 4/27/18 2002 60410P; and,
  • 4/27/18 2030 60410P.

The lots have a beyond-use date (BUD) of June 26, 2018, and were distributed across the United States.

Avella of Deer Valley voluntarily initiated the recall June 12, 2018. On July 19, 2018, the FDA designated the recall Class II, suggesting use of the bags could cause a temporary health problem or a remote likelihood of serious harm.

Cefazolin is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections and before and after some surgeries to prevent infections.

Jolynn Tumolo

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