Naloxone Recalled Because of Particulate Matter on Syringe Plunger

The opioid overdose antidote naloxone has been recalled by its manufacturer because of loose particulate matter on the syringe plunger, CNN reports.

The drug’s manufacturer, Hospira, said using the syringe could result in a range of adverse events, according to CNN. To date, no instances of adverse events have been reported, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Potential adverse side effects include irritation at the injection site, allergic reactions, vein inflammation, restricted blood supply to tissues, blood clots in the lungs and toxicity.

The manufacturer is asking distributors and retailers to stop using and distributing the recalled product, and to notify anyone they sent it to, including pharmacies, hospitals and stores.

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