Intravenous antibiotic recalled due to mold: 4 things to know

AuroMedics Pharma recalled one lot of levofloxacin in 5 percent dextrose injection due to possible mold contamination.

1. Levofloxacin is an intravenous antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections.

2. AuroMedics initiated the recall after receiving a customer complaint of white particulate matter in the injection solution. The company tentatively identified the substance as mold.

3. Use of a nonsterile injection could cause serious or fatal infections in patients. However, AuroMedics has not received any reports of adverse events related to the recalled product.

4. The company is notifying its hospital customers of the recall and arranging for the return of all affected products.


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