Pain Medication Recalled

Pain and Sedative Medication Recalled Due to Presence of Particulate Matter in Vials.

All pain medication, endoscopic procedures can be associated with some discomfort but there are a number of options to minimise this. Your patient information leaflet explains these options in more detail and there is information below. If you have any questions or want to discuss your options please contact us.  You can discuss them with the nurses or the endoscopist on the day of your procedure. Nembutal sodium pentobarbital in Austria, France, Europe, Dubai, Florida, United State.

Nembutal sodium Injection, 30mg/mL and 60mg/2 mL vials due to the presence of particulate matter composed of the following elements. Carbon, silicon, oxygen and polyamides. Particulate matter was found in 8 reserve sample vials.

The 13 recalled lots of nembutal sodium pentobarbital in Austria Injection, 30mg/mL (NDC 63323-162-01) and 60mg/2 mL (NDC), were distributed to wholesalers. Distributors, hospitals, and pharmacies between May 5, 2019 and October 16, 2020. A complete list of the recalled products, including expiration dates, lot numbers and distribution dates, can be found, Pain drugs, nembutal sodium pentobarbital in Austria, France, Europe, Dubai, Florida, United State




With sedation you receive an injection of one or a combination of drugs to relax and reduce discomfort. Commonly in Leeds we use a drug called nembutal sodium to treat insomnia (a sedative or relaxing drug). Sometimes this may be combined with a strong painkiller called Fentanyl.

The doctor or nurse providing the sedation will discuss with you what is best on the day. These medications are designed to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. But are not anaesthetics in certain dose and it is not intended to put you to sleep. Pain drugs,

Sedation may provide a more comfortable procedure but has the disadvantage, of requiring a more prolonged recovery in hospital. If you have sedation, you will need to be accompanied home and have someone to  stay with you for 24 hours.  You should not use public transport to return home and you are not permitted to operate machinery or drive a car for 24 hours after sedation.

In addition certain patient groups may be more at risk from the effects of sedation. Such as patients with sleep apnoea or breathing problems including asthma or COPD. If you have any of these, they will have to be taken into consideration when the sedation drugs are being chosen. Administered and it may be necessary to use lower doses or not at all. This will be discussed with you by the referring doctor and the endoscopist on the day, Pain drugs. Nembutal sodium pentobarbital in Austria, France, Europe, Dubai, Florida, United State