Hospira Recall - Potassium 20 mEq in 5% Dextrose/ 0.45% Sodium Chloride
December 9, 2008
Hospira has recalled one lot of potassium 20 mEq in 5% dextrose/0.45% sodium chloride, 1000 mL (lot number 65-620-FW, NDC 0409-7902-09, expiration date of 5/1/2010) due to an incorrect barcode label. The product name and NDC number are correct; however, the barcode may be labeled for 5% dextrose instead. There have been no adverse events reported, but patients receiving this lot may experience electrolyte imbalances or other adverse outcomes as a result of receiving the wrong drug.
Quarantine any affected lots and call Hospira Customer Care at 1-877-946-7747 for instructions on returning the product. Hospira Medical Communications is available at 1-800-615-0187 for any medical questions or concerns regarding this recall.
Additional details can be found at the following links:
- MedWatch Alert:
- Press Release:
December 9, 2008; University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2008, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.