SK: KETAMINE RECALL (ok to cross post)

skunklady2 skunklady2 at aol.com
Sun Jan 3 16:25:41 PST 2010


Please make note of the following if any of your pets are scheduled to undergo anesthesia!!!

*Anesthesia Recall pls read and pass on*

ALERT - KETAMINE RECALL

by 
Robert Jay Russell, Ph.D.,
Coton de Tulear Club of America President, 

_www.cotonclub.www_ (http://www.cotonclub.org/) 
_CotonNews at aol.Cot_ (mailto:CotonNews at aol.com) 
(607) 693-2828

December 23, 2009. Ketamine is the most widely used veterinary anesthetic. The FDA approves its use for cats and primates (including humans). It is used for dogs, rabbits, rodents, ferrets other small mammals, cattle, swine, sheep, reptiles, goats and even birds. 

If any of your pets are scheduled to undergo anesthesia, make absolutely certain your veterinarian is well aware of this Ketamine recall issued 12/21 

http://www.fda.http://www.http://www.fda.http:_ (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm195118.htm) >>:

Recall -- Firm Press Release

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market 
withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

Teva Animal Health, Inc. expands a voluntary nationwide recall of Ketamine Hydrochloride Injection, USP CIII 100mg/mL in 10mL vials
Contact:
Denise Bradley
Tel: 215-591-8974 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 21, 2009 - Teva Animal Health, Inc. is expanding a nationwide voluntary recall of Ketamine Hydrochloride Injection, USP CIII 100mg/mL in 10mL vials for all lot numbers within their expiration dates to the Veterinary Level. This product had previously been recalled to the distributor level and is being expanded as a result of an increased trend in serious adverse events associated with this product.

Veterinarians who have this product in their possession are instructed to cease using the product immediately and return it to their distributor.

Ketamine Hydrochloride is a rapid acting, non-narcotic, non-barbiturate agent for anesthetic use in cats and for restraint in subhuman primates. This recall is being conducted as a result of an increased trend in serious adverse events associated with this product, including lack of effect, prolonged effect, and death and involves all lot numbers within expiration.

Teva Animal Health, Inc is voluntarily recalling the aforementioned 
product. The FDA has been apprised of this action.

Consumers with questions may contact 800-759-3664 from 8:00am – 5:00pm CST 
Monday-Friday.

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copyright 2009 Dr. R. J.. Russell & the CTCA


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