Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

If you or someone you care for uses Relistor, please remember that Relistor is not contaminated and you may continue to use this medicine as your doctor has directed. However, you should immediately stop using the Triad alcohol pads included in the Relistor packaging for 1 X 7 kits and 1 X 2 starter kits and dispose of those pads in the trash. When preparing to take the Relistor injection, you should use an alternative alcohol pad that is not subject to this Triad recall or use a sterile gauze pad with isopropyl alcohol for disinfecting the injection site prior to administration.

If you have questions about Relistor, please consult your pharmacist or healthcare provider, or call Pfizer Medical Information at 1-800-438-1985. Relistor is manufactured and marketed by Pfizer under a licensing agreement with Progenics.

Pfizer Informs Customers of Important Information About Alcohol Prep Pads in Relistor Kits

Pfizer Inc. and Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have learned of the U.S. market recall of alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs, and alcohol swabsticks manufactured by Triad and marketed under various brand names. The recall of the Triad Group alcohol products is due to potential contamination of these products with bacteria that could lead to life-threatening infections.

The Triad Group alcohol prep pads are co-packaged and distributed for use with Relistor Subcutaneous Injection. Patients should not use these Triad alcohol pads due to the recall. There is no involvement or potential contamination of the Relistor vial or other components in the Relistor kit. This issue is limited to the actual Triad alcohol products. Relistor sold in single vials also is unaffected by this recall.

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Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2011-01-26
Last Updated: 2011-01-31

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