24 May 2016
Class 4 medicines defect information
Caution in Use
Distribute to Hospital Pharmacy Level
Hospira UK Limited
Paclitaxel 6mg/ml concentrate for solution for infusion; 100mg in 16.7ml
|Batch Number||Expiry date||Pack Size||First distributed|
|C016841AE||Jan 2017||1 x 16.7ml||6 May 2015|
Following the investigation of a breakage on the line used for packing the above batch of Paclitaxel, it has become apparent that there is a theoretical risk of contamination of the exterior of vials from this batch with Methotrexate. The quality of the product contained in the vials is not impacted.
There is a potential risk of harm from this incident, therefore recipients of this Alert are asked to bring it to the attention of any Healthcare Professional who handles Paclitaxel, whether dispensing or preparing for administration. Safety precautions, such as wearing gloves, should be taken when handling vials from this batch.
If a contaminated vial is found, or for any medical advice, please contact Hospira Medical Information team on 0800 088 5133
For information on product availability, please contact Hospira Customer Service on 0800 028 7304
Recipients of this Drug Alert should bring it to the attention of relevant contacts.