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Potential Contamination Leads to Recall of VistaPharm’s Sucralfate

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In patients who are immunocompromised, Bacillus cereus can result in life-threatening infections such as endocarditis and necrotizing soft tissue infections.

VistaPharm is recalling one lot of Sucralfate Oral Suspension, 1g/10mL, which is used to treat patients with duodenal ulcers, because of Bacillus cereus contamination in the product. Bacillus cereus is a Gram-positive bacteria found in food and cause food poisoning. But in patients who are immunocompromised, Bacillus cereus can result in life-threatening infections such as endocarditis and necrotizing soft tissue infections.
VistaPharm has not received any reports of adverse events. A contractor, Inmar, is conducting the recall.
The affected lot, 810300, has an expiration date of Oct. 31, 2023, and NDC number 66689-305-16.


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