Safety Alerts & Recalls

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If you or someone you care for is using the Arixtra Starter Kits titled "Looking Ahead with Arixtra," you should immediately stop using the Triad alcohol prep pads included in the Arixtra Starter Kit and you should dispose of those pads in the trash. When preparing to take the Arixtra injection, you should use an alcohol pad from another manufacturer 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 Arixtra or the Arixtra Starter Kits, please consult your pharmacist or healthcare provider. You can also contact the GSK Response Center at 1-888-825-5249.

GSK Informs Customers of Important Information About Alcohol Prep Pads in Arixtra Starter Kits

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has become aware 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.

Some of the Triad Group alcohol prep pads may have been included in U.S. packaging for Arixtra Starter Kits manufactured by GSK. The Starter Kits do not contain Arixtra; they only contain dosing instructions, an education booklet, a needle box, and alcohol prep pads to wipe the injection site. Patients should not use these Triad alcohol pads due to the recall. There is no involvement or potential contamination of any Arixtra vials. This issue is limited to the actual Triad alcohol products.

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Further information about the Triad Group recall can be found on the FDA website: more information here

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

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