heparin recall again

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2008 at 2:02 pm

      Just got this notice from a site called healthier,com and was wondering if anyone else has heard anything on it. I went under FDA recalls heparin and on page 40 it is dated Nov. 8.


      Hope this does not affect anyone here.


    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2008 at 2:55 pm

      Dreamer-Thanks for the info. I printed it off to give to my nurse and will check my pharmacy who their supplier is.

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2008 at 4:54 pm

      I just saw that this morning too! I read on the FDA site drug recalls and boy was that a shocker at what all they had listed. These drug companies are getting away with murder! Makes me scared of trying a new drug out because of this!

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2008 at 10:22 pm

      Scary…… the infusion center is using heparin to flush my PICC line every week. I have two more treatments to go before they pull the catheter.

    • Anonymous
      November 12, 2008 at 4:30 am

      Here I am getting ready to get the same treatment you are on and they use Heparin! Dear dear dear! Not sure what they will use on me but if it’s heparin… I will refuse it! LOL! Hugs! Yeah yeah I know! I’m a chicken! Bak bak bak! 😀

    • Anonymous
      November 12, 2008 at 11:15 am

      Don’t worry. Heparin is only used on PICC lines, ports and IV left in for another day. The nurses must use the blood thinner to keep the line open. I don’t think there is an alternative. I’ll talk to my nurse Monday when I go back for another infusion.

    • November 12, 2008 at 12:09 pm

      Don’t worry, there are many brands of heparin. If your line is in for a couple of days you have to get it. If you feel strongly about it, you could be accessed every day. We use B/D.
      Dawn Kevies mom