Benztropine Mesylate Injections Recalled Over Glass Particulate Risk

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The possible inclusion of small pieces of glass within the product has led to the recall of Benztropine Mesylate Injection in 2 mg/mL single dose vials.  Fresenius Kabi USA announced the recall, which affects four lots of product (030712, 071212, 090512, and 111412).  Although no one has reported experiencing any type of adversity at this point, the company has ceased distribution until it can figure out what led to these glass particulates.  The particulates could lead to thromboembolism, phlebitis, granulomas, and more if injected into a patient’s bloodstream.  The vials should not be injected into a patient and should instead be sent back to the company.  Injuries or illnesses should be reported to MedWatch.

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