There have been an increasing number of reports of side-effects from certain lots of Heparin Sodium Injection 1000 units / mL in 10 and 30 mL vials.
Adverse reactions include stomach pain, low blood pressure, burning sensations, chest pain, diarrhea, dizziness, ineffectiveness, dyspepsia, flushing, headaches, hyperhidrosis, hypoesthesia, hypotension, lacrimation, loss of consciousness, nausea, extreme thirst, and other side effects.
Recalled Heparin Lots: Click Here to open Baxter’s press release in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. This contains a list of recall lots with descriptions.
Also read this press release about Heparin and Normal Saline Pre-Filled Flushes from last week.