MedWatch Safety Alerts
Cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) Reported.
HeartStart Automated External Defibrillators (AED) From Philips Healthcare: Safety Communication - Failure Of An Electrical Component That Could Cause AEDs To Fail To Deliver Appropriate Shock
When normal heart rhythms are not restored quickly, sudden cardiac arrest can cause death.
Sample from one lot of Hydravax revealed the presence of a diuretic. Possible effects of using a diuretic include an electrolyte imbalance due to water loss.
FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips by Abbott: Recall - Erroneously Low Blood Glucose Results
Falsely low blood glucose results can lead patients to try to raise their blood glucose when it is unnecessary, or to fail to treat elevated blood glucose due to a falsely low reading.
Voluntary recall of one lot due to particulate matter found in one vial. If infused, particulate matter could lead to potential venous and/or arterial thromboembolism.
Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc., Spacelabs Anesthesia Workstations and Service Kits: Class I Recall - Bag-to-Vent Switch in CAS I/II Absorbers May Fail
Potential for a large leak from the absorber circuit while operating in bag mode and could impede the ability to provide ventilation in bag mode.
CLR Medicals International Inc. Viscoelastic Products: Recall - Quality System Deficiencies And Lack Of Premarket Approval (PMR)
Clinical consequences associated with use of the contaminated and/or adulterated products may include intraocular infection, inflammation and elevated intraocular pressure.