Published: August 2010

Safety Information

Recall of one batch of GlucaGen® Hypokit 1mg injection to patient/consumer level

August 2010

The product is: GlucaGen® HypoKit 1mg
Batch / Lot No: YW60362
Expiry Date: 11/2011

Medsafe advises that the company, Novo Nordisk, is recalling one batch of this product because a small number of syringes may have cracks which could cause the diluent to leak out or become contaminated. Although the number of faulty units is low, it is important for these to be returned and replaced because if the diluent has leaked the product would not be usable in an emergency. There is also a small possibility that the product may have become contaminated.

Pharmacists and doctors have been asked to contact patients / consumers they have supplied with the affected kits and ask them to return the kits for a free replacement.

It is most important to know that this recall only applies to one batch and this batch has only been available since 22 July this year. The batch number is located on the right hand side of the main carton label (and also stated on the labels of the powder vial and sterile water syringe) - see the picture below.

Location of Batch Number on GlucaGen package

If the batch number is 'YW60362' only (no other batch numbers are affected), please return this product to your source of supply (probably your pharmacy or your doctor) as soon as possible for a free replacement.

While affected kits should be returned as soon as possible, in the meantime, the syringe can be checked for signs of leakage or contamination (cloudiness) and, if satisfactory may be used in an emergency until a replacement is obtained.

Further information about this recall can be obtained from Novo Nordisk

Tel: 0800 733 737

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