Anestafoam FDA Alerts
The FDA Alert(s) below may be specifically about Anestafoam or relate to a group or class of drugs which include Anestafoam (lidocaine).
MedWatch Safety Alerts are distributed by the FDA and published by Drugs.com. Following is a list of possible medication recalls, market withdrawals, alerts and warnings. For the latest FDA MedWatch alerts, go here.
Recent FDA Alert(s) for lidocaine
Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally Products: Recall - Manufacturing Concerns at the Facility
Nov 6, 2017
Audience: Consumer, Pharmacy
Including: Naturally HL Bedsore Relief Cream, Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel, and Extra Strength Naturally HL Hemorrhoid Numbing with Lidocaine
ISSUE: Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry of Naturally HL Bedsore Relief Cream, Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel, and Extra Strength Naturally HL Hemorrhoid Numbing with Lidocaine manufactured by Ridge Properties dba Pain Relief Naturally, to the consumer level. FDA inspection found significant violations of current good manufacturing practice regulations.
Manufacturing practices that are not in adequate control represent the possibility of risk being introduced into the manufacturing process in decreased quality and consistency (i.e., the safety, identity, strength, quality and purity). Ridge Properties has received reports of subpotency in Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel.
BACKGROUND: The products were distributed nationwide via the internet at amazon.com, ebay.com, naturallyhl.com, and tatbalm.net.
RECOMMENDATION: Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally is notifying its distributors and customers by National Press Release and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers that have Naturally HL Bedsore Cream, Pretat by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel, & All Naturally HL Hemorrhoid products, which is being recalled should stop using & return directly to Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally or discard the products.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
- Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report
- Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
[11/01/2017 - Press Release - Ridge Properties dba Pain Relief Naturally]
Sterile Drug Products by Bella Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance
Aug 18, 2017
Audience: Health Care Professionals
ISSUE: Bella Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling all lots of unexpired sterile drug products due to lack of sterility assurance. The recalled products were distributed to health care facilities nationwide.
Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening. To date, Bella Pharmaceuticals has not received any reports of adverse events.
BACKGROUND: The affected products include all lots distributed April 17, 2017, to August 10, 2017, remaining within expiry, and they would be packaged in a syringe, vial or eye dropper. For a list of products affected by this recall see the Firm Press Release.
RECOMMENDATION: Bella Pharmaceuticals is notifying its customers by email and phone, and is arranging for the return of all recalled products. Anyone with product subject to the recall should stop using it and contact the company. To return medication or request assistance related to this recall, contact Bella Pharmaceuticals at 877-235-5279, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST.
Health care professionals are encouraged to report any adverse events to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program:
- Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report
- Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
[08/18/2017- Press Release - Bella Pharmaceuticals]
Lidocaine Viscous: Drug Safety Communication - Boxed Warning Required - Should Not Be Used to Treat Teething Pain
Jun 26, 2014
Audience: Consumer, Pediatrics, Family Practice
ISSUE: FDA notified health professionals, their provider organizations and caregivers for infants, that prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain. FDA is requiring a Boxed Warning to be added to the prescribing information (label) to highlight this information. Oral viscous lidocaine solution is not approved to treat teething pain, and use in infants and young children can cause serious harm, including death.
Topical pain relievers and medications that are rubbed on the gums are not necessary or even useful because they wash out of the baby’s mouth within minutes. When too much viscous lidocaine is given to infants and young children or they accidentally swallow too much, it can result in seizures, severe brain injury, and problems with the heart. Cases of overdose due to wrong dosing or accidental ingestion have resulted in infants and children being hospitalized or dying.
BACKGROUND: In 2014, FDA reviewed 22 case reports of serious adverse reactions, including deaths, in infants and young children 5 months to 3.5 years of age who were given oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent solution for the treatment of mouth pain, including teething and stomatitis, or who had accidental ingestions. See further details in the FDA Drug Safety Communication.
RECOMMENDATION: Health care professionals should not prescribe or recommend this product for teething pain. Parents and caregivers should follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations for treating teething pain.
- Use a teething ring chilled in the refrigerator (not frozen).
- Gently rub or massage the child’s gums with your finger to relieve the symptoms.
FDA is also encouraging parents and caregivers not to use topical medications for teething pain that are available over the counter (OTC) because some of them can be harmful. FDA recommends following the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations to help lessen teething pain.
For additional information for health professionals and patients, including the full data summary, see the FDA Drug Safety Communication.
Jan 16, 2009
Audience: Consumers, radiological healthcare professionals, emergency room healthcare professionals, risk managers[Posted 01/16/2009] FDA issued a public health advisory to remind patients, healthcare professionals, and caregivers about potentially serious hazards of using skin numbing products, also known as topical anesthetics, for relieving pain from mammography and other medical tests and conditions. FDA is concerned about the potential for these products to cause serious, life-threatening adverse effects, such as irregular heartbeat, seizures, breathing difficulties, coma and even death, when applied to a large area of skin or when the area of application is covered. FDA is working with healthcare professional organizations and other media that distribute healthcare information to spread the message about the potential hazards and safe use of topical anesthetics. The Advisory and the Dear Colleague letter provide recommendations to both doctors and patients on safe use of these products.
[January 16, 2009]