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22 Jul 2011

American Regent Initiates Recall of Calcium Gluconate Injection

One lot of calcium gluconate injections distributed by American Regent has been recalled due to silicone particle contamination.

American Regent has announced a voluntary nationwide recall of a batch of calcium gluconate injections due to the presence of silicone particulates. The recall affects lot number 1,006 of calcium gluconate injection, USP, 10%, 100mL.


American Regent has distributed the injections, manufactured by Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, to wholesalers and distributors nationwide.


Calcium gluconate is indicated to treat conditions such as hypocalcaemic tetany or hypocalcaemia, to relieve muscle cramping due to black widow spider bites, rickets, osteomalacia, lead colic and magnesium sulphate overdoses.


The injection ha

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