On March 29, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class 1 recall of GranuFlo & NaturaLyte, dialysis products manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care. Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause adverse health consequences-or death.
Naturalyte Liquid Acid Concentrate & GranuFlo Acid Concentrate
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Serious Risks Associated With Dialysis Drugs
The Naturalyte Liquid Acid and GranuFlo Dry Acid Concentrate are used for the treatment of acute and chronic renal failure during hemodialysis. The concentrates are formulated for use with a three-stream hemodialysis machine, which is calibrated for acid and bicarbonate concentrates. These compounds are used as a dialysate solution — part of the compounds that help remove toxins from the kidneys during the dialysis and specifically the hemodialysis process. During hemodialysis, patients attempt to remove creatinine, potassium, urea and free water that the kidneys can no longer process. Since the use of hemodialysis attempt to use ultrafiltration across the semipermeable membrane, it has to replace some key components back into the blood. One item that must be re-introduced is a sodium bicarbonate, which helps to correct blood acidity from the process.
Fresenius Medical Care, the largest dialysis company in the nation and manufacturer of Naturalyte and GranuFlo Acid Concentrate products, failed to properly warn doctors of the risk factors associated with dosage of the drugs, including:
- High bicarbonate levels
- Heart attack
- Metabolic alkalosis
- Low blood pressure
- Cardiac arrhythmia
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