Safety Alerts & Recalls

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If you or someone you care for uses Trelstar, please remember that Trelstar is not contaminated and you may continue to use this medicine as your doctor has directed. However, you should immediately stop using the Triad alcohol prep pad included in the Trelstar convenience kit and appropriately discard the entire convenience kit. When preparing to take the Trelstar injection, you should use an alternative alcohol prep pad that is not subject to this Triad recall or use a sterile gauze pad with isopropyl alcohol for disinfecting the injection site prior to administration.

If you have questions about Trelstar, please consult your pharmacist or other healthcare provider.

Watson Informs Customers of Important Information About Alcohol Prep Pads in Trelstar Kits

Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has become aware of the U.S. market recall of alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs, and alcohol swabsticks manufactured by Triad and marketed under various brand names. The recall of the Triad Group alcohol prep products is due to potential contamination of these products with bacteria that could lead to life-threatening infections.

The recalled alcohol prep pads manufactured by Triad Group are included in a convenience kit that is provided for use with Trelstar (triptorelin pamoate for injectable suspension), a product marketed by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Patients should not use these Triad alcohol prep pads due to the recall. There is no involvement or potential contamination of the Trelstar drug and the Mixject system. This issue is limited to the actual Triad alcohol prep products.

Watson has stopped shipments of the convenience kit that includes the Triad alcohol pad while it pursues options to remove or replace the prep pad. Trelstar convenience kits with alternate alcohol prep pads are expected to be available for distribution in March 2011.

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Further information about the Triad Group recall can be found on the FDA website: more information here

Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2011-02-07
Last Updated: 2011-02-07

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