GlucaGen HypoKit Glucagon Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: GlucaGen HypoKit Glucagon Recall [Australia]Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Pty recalls certain batch/lots of GlucaGen HypoKit Glucagon due to suspected needle detachment and consequential operational failure and injury hazards. ACCC:

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following HypoKits are subject to this recall:

  • GlucaGen HypoKit Glucagon, a powder vial containing glucagon 1mg (1IU) as hydrochloride and lactose monohydrate 107mg, for injection, used for the treatment of severe low blood sugar, which may occur in the management of patients with Diabetes receiving insulin or oral hypoglycaemic agents. Solvent syringe contains 1mL water for injection and is housed in a hinged, safety orange coloured plastic box. Drug number: AUST R 47105.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, EANs, or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the drug’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the ACCC, there is a possibility of injection needle detaching from 1mL pre-filled solvent syringe. If detachment of the injection needle from the pre-filled solvent syringe does occur, it would prevent injection of the medicine and possibly cause injury.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled GlucaGen HypoKit Glucagon, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the pharmacy where you purchased it for a full refund or exchange.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Novo Nordisk by calling the Novocare Customer Care Centre on 1800 668 626.

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Additional information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2016/15629
Recalls Direct RIN: 7550-2016
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