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American Regent, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Recall of Seventeen Lots of Vasopressin Injection, USP, Multiple Dose Vials due to Sub-Potency

SHIRLEY, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Regent, Inc. is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of 5 lots of Vasopressin Injection, USP 20 units/mL (200 units/10 mL), 10 mL Multiple Dose Vials; 11 lots of Vasopressin Injection, USP 20 units/mL, 1 mL Multiple Dose Vials; and 1 lot of Vasopressin Injection, USP 10 units/0.5 mL, 0.5 mL Multiple Dose Vials to the Retail/Hospital level. Recall of this product was initiated by American Regent, Inc. because some vials may not maintain potency throughout their shelf-life.

Potential adverse events after administration of solutions that are below potency limits may include reduced effectiveness.  American Regent, Inc. has received no reports of adverse events related to reduced effectiveness for Vasopressin Injection, USP of the lots being recalled during the time period January 1, 2009 to July 27, 2011.  

Vasopressin Injection, USP is indicated for prevention and treatment of postoperative abdominal distention, in abdominal roentgenography to dispel interfering gas shadows, and in diabetes insipidus.

Below are the product sizes and lots affected.  The product was distributed to wholesalers and distributors nationwide.Vasopressin Injection, USP 20 units/mL (200 units/10 mL), 10 mL multiple dose vial,Package Size:  10, NDC # 0517-0410-10Lot #Exp DateExp Period9677

October 2011

24 months0052

January 2012

24 months0294

October 2011

18 months0442

December 2011

18 months0663

April 2012

18 monthsVasopressin Injection, USP 20 units/mL, 1 mL multiple dose vial, Package Size:  25,NDC # 0517-1020-25Lot #Exp DateExp Period9532

August 2011

24 months9618

September 2011

24 months9707

October 2011

24 months0104

February 2012

24 months0124

February 2012

24 months0273

October 2011

18 months0346

November 2011

18 months0400

December 2011

18 months0437

December 2011

18 months0618

March 2012

18 months0758

May 2012

18 monthsVasopressin Injection, USP 10 units/0.5 mL, 0.5 mL multiple dose vialPackage Size:  25, NDC # 0517-0510-25  Lot #Exp DateExp Period0103

February 2012

24 monthsHospitals, infusion centers, clinics, retail pharmacies and other healthcare facilities should not use American Regent, Inc., Vasopressin Injection, USP Multiple Dose Vials with the lot #s listed above for patient care and should immediately quarantine any product for return to American Regent Inc.

American Regent, Inc. will credit accounts for all returned product with these lot #s. Those with questions about the return or recall process, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-877-788-3232: Monday thru Friday from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EDT. Hospitals, infusion centers, clinics, retail pharmacies and other healthcare facilities with product quality complaints, medical or other questions concerning the use of the product or reasons for this recall should contact the Professional Services Department at 1-877-788-3232: Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT. Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of this product should be reported to American Regent, Inc. via e-mail at,">, by fax to (610) 650-0170, or by phone at 1-800-734-9236: Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT. TO EXPEDITE HANDLING, PLEASE DO NOT REPORT ANYTHING OTHER THAN SPECIFIC ADVERSE EVENTS TO THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS OR FAX OR PHONE. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail, or by fax.

  • Online:

  • Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at: Mail to address on the pre-addressed form.

  • Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178.

  • This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

    Vasopressin Injection, USP is manufactured by Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and is distributed by American Regent, Inc. (Shirley, NY).


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