Medication Monitor

Generic Name (Trade Name—Company)
June 15, 2011

Concentrated sodium chloride injection, methyldopate injection

(No trade names—American Regent)
American Regent recalls two injectable products

American Regent is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of concentrated sodium chloride injection, 23.4%, 30 mL Single Dose Vial, Lot #0362, Expiration Date May 2012, NDC #0517-2930-25, and of methyldopate injection, 250 mg/5 mL (50 mg/mL), 5 mL single dose vial, Lot #0152, Expiration Date March 2012, NDC #0517-8905-10. These recalls were initiated because some of the vials in these lots contain visible particulates. For the methyldopate injection, some of the vials of this lot contained translucent visible particles consistent with glass delamination. The glass particles (flakes) ranged in size from <50 microns to 200 microns. Both products were distributed to wholesalers and distributors nationwide.