Ferring DDAVP Drug Spray Recall [Canada]


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Ferring DDAVP Drug Spray Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Toronto, Ontario establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of DDAVP Spray (Desmopressin Acetate Nasal solution, 10 micrograms/spray) because the product may contain a higher than labelled dose of the active ingredient (Desmopressin), a consequential risk of drug overdose, a serious health hazard.

HCSC: http://ht.ly/4KXF30qZhLh

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73575r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the following Prescription Drug products are subject to this recall:

  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals DDAVP Spray (Desmopressin Acetate Nasal solution, sold in 2.5 mi white plastic bottles with a DIN of 00836362 and batch/lot designations of 14720C, S10153C or R11524L

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. One (1) additional image of the recalled Ferring DDAVP Drug Spray products can be found on the Web site above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to Health Canada, Ferring has recalled three (3) batch/lots of DDAVP Spray (Desmopressin Acetate Nasal solution, 10 micrograms/spray) because the product may contain a higher than labelled dose of the active ingredient (Desmopressin) and could pose an overdose risk.

DDAVP Spray is a prescription Antidiuretic drug used to treat an uncommon brain disorder called central Diabetes Insipidus (genetic or acquired) caused by a deficiency of Antidiuretic hormone (“ADH”). It is also used to control temporary frequent urination, extreme thirst, and loss of water following head trauma or surgery in the pituitary gland in the brain.

Taking too much Desmopressin may cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, facial flushing and weight gain because of water retention and, in severe cases, convulsions.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Ferring branded DDAVP Spray products, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store or pharmacist where you acquired.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any drug, return it to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.

Disposal of this product must be in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements to protect your personal safety, the local drinking water supply and the ecosystem. Please consult your local pharmacy or municipal waste authority for the correct steps for your particular community.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Ferring Pharmaceuticals toll-free at 1-866-384-1314 or 1-416-490-0121 local or international during normal business hours Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Desmopressin Acetate Nasal solution, please search for “desmopressin” or more generically, “drug” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Overdose hazards, please search for “overdose” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc, please search for “Ferring” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-73575
Recalls Direct RIN: 13267-2020
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