November 19, 2021, Sagent Pharma announces a voluntary nationwide recall of Levetiracetam Injection. Four lots of Levetiracetam was recalled due to the lack of a sterile product. Issues pertaining to container closure integrity was brought to attention when found in reserve sample vials. Sagent Pharmaceuticals did not follow USP suggested guidelines for container closure integrity—distributing damaged lots of Levetiracetam Injection. This mistake could be life threatening due to improper container closure, particles could become more and more present in the product over time.
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Sagent Pharmaceuticals notifies customers by fax, email and mail. They are given details for return of the 4 recalled lots.