Subpotent caffeine product recalled

May 28, 2007

Spectrum Laboratory Products has issued a recall of its Caffeine Citrated, Powder, Purified product after complaints about potential subpotency.

Spectrum Laboratory Products has issued a recall of its Caffeine Citrated, Powder, Purified product after complaints about potential subpotency. In some patients, caffeine blood levels were significantly lower than would be expected, leading to an unacceptable risk of apnea. Caffeine Citrated is indicated for the short-term treatment of apnea in premature infants between 28 and 33 weeks gestational age. According to the manufacturer, the three lots affected in this nationwide recall include TS0225, UK0821, and VI1203 and should not be dispensed or used in compounding. Pharmacists should complete a Product Use and Disposition Survey and return it to Spectrum. Arrangements for credit or replacement of unused product can be made by contacting the customer service dept. at 1-(800) 772-8786.

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