Hypo kit safety alert issued
Batches of a kit used to treat severe hypoglycaemic reactions are being recalled due to safety issues.
Users of the GlucaGen HypoKit are being asked to check whether they have an affected product and to return it if they have.
A medical safety alert has been issued by manufacturers Novo Nordisk Ltd warning users that seven batches may contain a small number of needles which have become detached from the syringe.
It would not be possible to use a syringe with a detached needle which could cause a delay in emergency treatment of severe hypoglycaemia.
People are asked to return their GlucaGen HypoKit to their community pharmacy for a replacement pack.
The affected batches are as follows:
|Batch Number||Expiry Date||First distributed|