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Author Topic: TEVA Expands Cat Anesthetic Recall  (Read 8143 times)
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« on: December 22, 2009, 05:01:18 AM »

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm195118.htm

Teva Animal Health, Inc. expands a voluntary nationwide recall of Ketamine Hydrochloride Injection, USP CIII 100mg/mL in 10mL vials

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 21, 2009 - Teva Animal Health, Inc. is expanding a nationwide voluntary recall of Ketamine Hydrochloride Injection, USP CIII 100mg/mL in 10mL vials for all lot numbers within their expiration dates to the Veterinary Level.  This product had previously been recalled to the distributor level and is being expanded as a result of an increased trend in serious adverse events associated with this product.

Veterinarians who have this product in their possession are instructed to cease using the product immediately and return it to their distributor.

Ketamine Hydrochloride is a rapid acting, non-narcotic, non-barbiturate agent for anesthetic use in cats and for restraint in subhuman primates.
This recall is being conducted as a result of an increased trend in serious adverse events associated with this product, including lack of effect, prolonged effect, and death and involves all lot numbers within expiration.

Teva Animal Health, Inc is voluntarily recalling the aforementioned product. The FDA has been apprised of this action.

Consumers with questions may contact 800-759-3664 from 8:00am – 5:00pm CST Monday-Friday.

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 05:22:59 AM »

Thank you for posting this, Carol.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 06:56:36 AM »

So, was this meaningless??

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm174880.htm
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009, 06:59:15 AM »

Ketamine Hydrochloride Recall Expanded

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm195118.htm

"Ketamine Hydrochloride is a rapid acting, non-narcotic, non-barbiturate agent for anesthetic use in cats and for restraint in subhuman primates. This recall is being conducted as a result of an increased trend in serious adverse events associated with this product, including lack of effect, prolonged effect, and death and involves all lot numbers within expiration."

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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009, 07:12:58 AM »

Does anyone know if this only affects the US or if it is international?
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009, 06:55:29 PM »

I agree Spartycats - this sure seems to mean nothing. If this was recalled in July why is it still on the shelves and in the cabinets of animal practices at all? Did a lot of animals drop dead from this and that's why the recall is continuing? WTF - getting so sick of this. Oh lets wait and see how many animals drop dead or suffer ill effects before doing anything. And from your link was this company not barred from distributing anything and to be fined if they did? What are rules for - they do not apply to anything or anyone so why make them unless the agency makes them stick.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 03:45:48 PM »

Thank you for posting, I saw this on the canine list


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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 07:58:40 PM »

I emailed a contact person to find out if this is only US or what and no answer as of yet.
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009, 07:57:25 AM »

"Expanded ketamine recall leaves veterinarians with unanswered questions"

http://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=14701
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2010, 07:26:48 AM »

http://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=14720
Seven labels tied to Teva ketamine recall, FDA says  Send us feedback about this article 

December 31, 2009
By: Jennifer Fiala
For The VIN News Service


http://www.petconnection.com/blog/2009/12/31/ketamine-recalls-more-brands-more-recalls-in-the-pipeline-more-questions/
... More recalls, more questions
 Christie Keith, Dec. 31, 2009


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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2010, 07:39:39 AM »

I urge anyone whose cat is expected to undergo a procedure involving anesthesia to discuss beforehand with their vet what brand of anesthesia is used, and if one of these brands, postpone the procedure if possible. 

As with many recalls, this just seems to be expanding and expanding, and who wants to take the risk that what is "OK" today may be recalled tomorrow because it is harmful?
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2010, 11:38:13 AM »

catbird what you said should be made into bumper stickers or car window decals to be stuck on:

  "who wants to take the risk that what is "OK" today may be recalled tomorrow because it is harmful?"

And now people have to check with their vet before any procedures as well as keep track of all the pet food out there. Glad that we never give up on here and keep on finding out things.
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2010, 06:10:59 AM »

Just saw this - Ketamine AND butorphanol

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/01/13/petscol011310.DTL
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2010, 09:22:59 AM »

http://www.petconnection.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/TevaKetDistrRecall.pdf

This is an 11 page notice originally sent out by Teva to its distributors--on pages 4 & 5 you see the list of recalled butorphanol.  Though there are no brand names or "made by" on it, all of them have both lot numbers and NDC codes.

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ndc/queryndclbl.cfm

National Drug Code Directory
Search by NDC Number by Labeler Code

This is an NDC lookup database at FDA.  Since the Teva notice lists the entire NDC code on both ketamine and butorphanol and the butorphanol labels are the present problem, I entered the first 5 numbers of the respective NDC codes at the link above.

Here's what I got:

Torphaject-11695-Butler

Butorphanol Tartarate Solution-59130-Teva

Equinol-50989-Vedco

Butorject-57319 Clipper Distributing Company


All of the butorphanol on the Teva list is labeled for one of these 4 companies.  Please pass this on to any and all vets!
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2010, 10:59:19 AM »

Boy, I still wish I knew if these products were distributed outside the U.S. I have sent a follow up notification to my vet regarding the butorphenol. I wonder if I should be sending this information to the local veterinary medical association. I'll give them a call.
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