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FDA Medwatch Alert: Vistide (Cidofovir Injection) by Gilead: Recall - Presence Of Particulate Matter
Posted 18 Feb 2013 by Drugs.com
ISSUE: Gilead Sciences, Inc. is voluntarily recalling lot B120217A of Vistide® (cidofovir injection) to the user level due to the presence of particulate matter found in some vials of this lot. Gilead is not currently aware of any complaint attributable to the particles. BACKGROUND: Vistide is indicated for the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Vistide is a sterile, hypertonic aqueous solution for intravenous infusion only. The solution is clear, colorless and supplied in clear glass vials. It is typically given in a hospital setting or in a doctor’s office. The lot number, B120217A,is located on the product label on the side of the vial. RECOMMENDATION: Gilead has notified its distributors and customers by e-mail and recall letter and is arranging for return of all recalled product. Before injecting Vistide, heal ... Read more