Med-Vet International has issued a voluntary recall for insulin syringes distributed across the United States. The 1/2cc U-40 syringes were labeled incorrectly. The affected syringes were labeled as 40 units per 1/2 cc when they are actually 20 units per 1/2 cc. If used as labeled, only half the desired dose of insulin will be administered to the patient. Under dosage usually results in hyperglycemia. The most common clinical signs of hyperglycemia (increased blood glucose levels) are increased thirst and urination. So far, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is not reporting any injured patients.
If you used Med-Vet International 1/2 cc U-40 with 29 gauge 1/2 inch needles, please check the packaging. Lot number 20120610 with an item number of MV1/2CCINS-40 or 1/2CCINS-40 by Oasis are the problem syringes. Please contact the company at 1-800-544-7521 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.