ALERT - Potential Overdose With Prefilled Carpuject Cartridges

The FDA is alerting healthcare providers of a potential safety risk in some Carpuject pre-filled cartridges manufactured by Hospira, Inc. The pre-filled cartridges may be overfilled by at least twice the expected amount, resulting in potential overdose.

FDA is advising healthcare providers to follow the instructions provided with the medication and visually inspect and confirm that the Carpuject pre-filled cartridge contains the labeled fill volume before dispensing and again before administering to patients.

To view the entire FDA Drug Safety Notice go to: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm304902.htm