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Jamp Pharma Corp Recalls Jamp-Methotrexate (USP 50mg/2mL) Due To Particulate Matter

Starting date:
March 13, 2015
Posting date:
March 13, 2015
Type of communication:
Advisory
Subcategory:
Drugs
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product withdrawal
Audience:
General Public, Healthcare Professionals, Hospitals
Identification number:
RA-52541

Issue

Jamp Pharma Corporation, in consultation with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Jamp-Methotrexate USP 50mg/2mL due to the potential presence of foreign particulate matter.

Methotrexate Injection is administered by health care professionals but Health Canada is also aware that this product may be self-administered by subcutaneous injection (under the skin) by patients at home.  The risks associated with subcutaneous injection of foreign particulate matter include local reaction at the injection site and/or swelling or possible allergic reaction and infection.

Products affected

Jamp-Methotrexate USP 50mg/2mLby Jamp Pharma Corporation (lot: 7801372), DIN 02419173

What you should do

  • Speak to your healthcare practitioner if you have concerns about your health.
  • Consult with your healthcare practitioner about stopping the use of this product and getting a replacement medication in order to complete your scheduled therapy.
  • Report any adverse events to Health Canada.

Who is affected

Consumers who have this product for injection by a healthcare professional or for self-administration at home.

Background

Jamp Pharma Corporation also imported from Onco Therapies in India. Health Canada will continue to assess further impact of products supplied by Onco Therapies Ltd. to the Canadian market.

Report health or safety concerns

  • Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345
  • Visit MedEffect Canada's web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax.

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What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada is monitoring the recall by Jamp Pharma Corporation and should new information about this recall arise, Health Canada will inform Canadians.