APRIL 19, 2019
Alvogen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lots of Fentanyl Transdermal System 12 mcg/h transdermal patches to the consumer level. A small number of cartons labeled 12 mcg/h Fentanyl Transdermal System patches contained 50 mcg/h patches. The 50 mcg/h patches that were included in cartons labeled 12 mcg/h are individually labeled as 50 mcg/h. This transdermal system is manufactured by 3M Drug Delivery Systems, St. Paul, MN.
Application of a 50 mcg/h patch instead of a prescribed 12 mcg/h patch could result in serious, life threatening, or fatal respiratory depression. Groups at potential increased risk could include first time recipients of such patches, children, and the elderly. To date, Alvogen Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this issue.
The product is indicated for the management of pain in opioid tolerant patients and is packaged in primary cartons of five individually wrapped and labeled pouches. The affected Fentanyl Transdermal System lots include:
Lot 180060 of Fentanyl Transdermal System, 12 mcg/h, expiration date 05/2020.
Lot 180073 of Fentanyl Transdermal System, 12 mcg/h, expiration date 06/2020.
The mislabeled product is packaged in a 12 mcg/h primary carton. These lots of Fentanyl Transdermal System were distributed Nationwide to the pharmacy level.