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

Health care workers use the Naturalyte Liquid Acid and GranuFlo Dry Acid Concenrate to treat acute and chronic renal failure during hemodialysis. Formulated with the concentrates for use with a three-stream hemodialysis machine, which calibrates acid and bicarbonate concentrates. These compounds use 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.

Fresenius Medical Care, the largest dialysis company in the nation and manufacturer of Naturalyte and GranuFlo Acid Concentrate products, did not warn doctors of the risk factors associated with dosage of the drugs, including:

  • High bicarbonate levels
  • Heart attack
  • Metabolic alkalosis
  • Low blood pressure
  • Hypokalemia
  • Stroke
  • Hypoxemia
  • Hypercapnia
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Death


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When you or a loved one has suffered injuries caused by Liquid Acid Concentrates, you need to take action to secure the compensation you need. The lawyers of Perdue & Kidd are skilled and capable of ensuring that these companies respect your rights. Finally, to schedule a free initial consultation, call 713-520-2500 or toll free at 800-520-1749, or contact us online.

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