Certain lots of opiate antidote Naloxone recalled

Published: Jun. 5, 2018 at 3:34 PM CDT
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A drug company is recalling some lots of the opiate antidote Naloxone due to a risk of embedded or loose particles on the syringe plunger.

Hospira, a Pfizer company, is recalling the following at the hospital/institution level:

72680LL and 76510LL of Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection, USP, 0.4 mg/mL, 1 mL in 2.5 mL, Carpuject Single-use cartridge syringe system (NDC 0409-1782-69)

Naloxone is used to revive a person who is overdosing on opiates, such as heroin.

The particles could cause irritation, allergic reactions or heart problems, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Hospira says it has received no reports of issues or injuries from the recalled syringes.

Action 2 News checked in with several local hospitals. Aurora Baycare, Bellin Health, and HSHS tell us they've checked their supply and they do not have the recalled units.

Green Bay Police and Green Bay Metro Fire do not have the recalled units.

Gold Cross and Agnesian do not have the recalled units.

Fond du Lac Fire Rescue doesn't have the recalled narcan.