[MOL] Re: Cerebyx - revised packaging/Drug Alert ! [03125] Medicine On Line


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[MOL] Re: Cerebyx - revised packaging/Drug Alert !




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>Parke-Davis has notified Health Care Professionals that it is revising the
>vial and carton labels for the anticonvulsant Cerebyx (fosphenytoin sodium
>injection).
>
>Massive overdoses of Cerebyx associated with serious adverse events,
>including death, have resulted from health care workers' mistaken
>interpretation of the current vial label (both 2mL and 10mL vials).
>Specifically, some health care workers withdrawing Cerebyx from the vial
>have misinterpreted the vial label to mean that the amount of phenytoin
>equivalents per milliliter actually represents the total amount of
>phenytoin equivalents in the vial.
>
>You can find the letter at
>
>http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/1999/cereby.htm
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