According to a news article posted on bestlifeonline.com, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is urging the public to throw away and stop using any bottle of Teligent Pharma, Inc. Lidocaine HCl Topical Solution 4%. On October 12, 2021, the FDA published that Teligent Pharma, Inc. recalled five lots of Lidocaine HCl Topical Solution 4%.
According to the FDA, the topical anesthetic is used topically to numb the mucus membranes of the nose, mouth, and the adjacent portions of the G.I. system. The topical lidocaine product was sold throughout the United States and Canada.
The prescription medication is packaged with a 50-ml screw-cap glass bottle and is imprinted NDC number 52565-009-50 or 63739-997-64. The recalled lot numbers include:
- 13262 (with an expiration date of 03/2022),
- 14217 (with an expiration date of 08/2022),
- 13058 (with an expiration date of 02/2022),
- 13768 (with an expiration date of 05/2022), and
- 16306 (with an expiration date of 01/2024).
The recall states that the medication is being recalled due to “super potency.” The affected lidocaine can potentially expose users to a dose of the medication that is much higher than what the patient was prescribed. The recall statement warns that this could lead to lidocaine toxicity, a potentially fatal condition.
The recall notice warns that when “local anesthetic systemic toxicity is not recognized and treated quickly, severe morbidity and even death can result.” Moreover, the risks increase in children and older adults. The symptoms of Lidocaine toxicity include blurred vision, tingling and numbness of the tongue, dizziness, ringing in the ears, nervousness, muscle twitching, paranoia, seizures, heart arrhythmia, coma, unconsciousness, and abnormally slow heart rate or blood pressure.
If you have the recalled lidocaine, the FDA urges you to stop using the product immediately and to dispose of the product. Most pharmacies will dispose of any unwanted medications.
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