Spectrum Laboratory Issues Recall Of Caffeine Citrated, Powder, Purified

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Caffeine Citrated, Powder, Purified Recall

Spectrum Laboratory Products is initiating a voluntary nationwide recall of Caffeine Citrated, Powder, Purified, after receiving a complaint about potential sub potency.


Caffeine Citrated is a cerebral and respiratory stimulant used primarily to treat idiopathic apnea of prematurity. Blood levels of caffeine in patients were determined to be significantly lower than would be expected. The use of sub-potent compounded preparations made may lead to sub-therapeutic caffeine blood levels and an unacceptable risk of respiratory depression. FDA has been apprised of this action.

Caffeine Citrated, Powder, Purified, is identified as Catalog Number CA110. Recalled lots include the following: TS0225, UK0821 and VI1203.

Pharmacies that have used the above lots of Caffeine Citrated, Powder, Purified, should stop using it and contact Spectrum to make arrangements to return it. Caffeine Citrated, Powder, Purified, was distributed to pharmacies, hospitals, two universities, laboratories, and pharmacy distributors. It can be identified by catalog number CA110 and the name


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