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Injectable antibiotic with foreign particles recalled

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An injectable antibiotic is being recalled by a U.S. subsidiary of a German firm due to contamination of foreign particles found in the vials, according to a report issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 15.

The recall affects the 1 gram Cefepime for Injection USP and Dextrose Injection USP vials made by B. Braun Melsungen, which may have metal bits, hair strands, and cotton fiber. Doctors and other medical practitioners are being warned by federal health officials about the recalled mediation that can cause health risks, like heart attack, blood clots, and even strokes.

The recalled intravenous antibiotic is widely used in hospitals and is available in pharmacies and medical suppliers in the U.S., the FDA said. Patients are advised to report any problems encountered related to the recalled drug and immediately consult a doctor.

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