You are your own best advocate for managing your MG treatment and an important aspect of that is learning where to look for help. One important resource is the FDA (The U S Food and Drug Administration). Please refer to their website for updates and safety alerts at:
According to one pharmacist that I spoke with, the recall information is generally intended for pharmacists and health care professionals. However, patients may contact their pharmacist or health care professional for more details on the alert or recall.
Occasionally, the FDA may issue an alert or recall of a product that may have been used in your treatment. Recently, the following alerts or recalls have been issued:
October 15, 2009 an alert was issued by the FDA for Excelsior Medical 5 ml Fill in 6 cc Prefilled Saline Flush Syringes: Recall – Potential Loss of Sterility. For complete details go to:
September 23, 2010 there was a voluntary market withdrawal of Octagam 5% Liquid Preparation. For complete details go to: http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/SafetyAvailability/Recalls/ucm227133.htm
May 27, 2010 a market withdrawal for GammaGard Liquid was issued. For complete details go to:
In the management of your treatment you will build relationships with caring people who are very willing to help you cope with every aspect of your treatment. Always reach out and ask if you have a question.