Fraxiparine syringes recalled

Certain lots of Fraxiparine and Fraxiparine Forte pre-filled glass syringes are being withdrawn because they may crack or break, Health Canada said Wednesday.

The medication, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Inc., is used to prevent and treat certain heart conditions and thromboembolic disorders, including blood clots and deep vein thrombosis.

Patients should not stop taking the medication without consulting their health-care provider, the federal agency said.

The recall applies to the following products:

  • Fraxiparine (0.6 ml), lot number 3359.
  • Fraxiparine Forte (0.8 ml), lot number 1071.

    Consumers can call Health Canada with any concerns at (613) 957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.

    Recall notice