NHF Medical Advisory: CSL Behring and Ferring Pharmaceuticals have announced a recall of lots of Stimate®

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. is initiating a precautionary voluntary recall of all batches of Stimate® Nasal Spray (desmopressin acetate) 1.5 mg/mL. During testing of a sample of desmopressin acetate nasal spray solution product marketed outside the US, a low volume was observed and the analysis of the solution from this sample generated an out-of-specification result concerning the desmopressin content (155% of the targeted amount). In addition, an elevated amount of benzalkonium chloride was determined (120% of the targeted amount).

A Health Hazard Safety Evaluation has been prepared by Ferring Pharmaceuticals. There is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, certain defective units of this product could pose a significant hazard and may cause adverse health consequences due to increased concentrations of desmopressin.

Below are the affected lots of Stimate® that were shipped to CSL Behring beginning on December 15, 2017.

Patients in possession of any vials from any of these lots should contact your Authorized Distributor’s Customer Service to facilitate a return to them. If a healthcare provider or patient has any questions they are encouraged to call CSL’s Medical Information line at 1-800-504-5434 or email to MedinfoNA@cslbehring.com.
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Source: National Hemophilia Foundation. This material is provided for your general information only. NHF does not give medical advice or engage in the practice of medicine. NHF under no circumstances recommends treatment for specific individuals and in all cases recommends that you consult your physician or local hemophilia treatment center before pursuing any course of treatment.