Atomizer used with Nar­can sub­ject of re­call no­tice

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Tele­fex Med­i­cal, man­u­fac­turer of the MAD300 In­tranasal Mu­cosal Atomiza­tion de­vice used as part of the Nalox­one de­liv­ery sys­tem, has is­sued a re­call no­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Nalox­one is the generic name for Nar­can, the opi­oid over­dose re­ver­sal drug.

The prod­uct is used by opi­oid over­dose prevention pro­grams across New York state, in­clud­ing those in the Hud­son Val­ley.

Some 1,600 peo­ple have been trained to use Nar­can through the Dutchess County Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner’s Of­fice and its “train-the-trainer” pro­gram.

Ap­prox­i­mately one-third of the kits dis­trib­uted are es­ti­mated to be af­fected by the re­call.

In­di­vid­u­als who have a Nar­can kit are ad­vised to check the lot num­ber on the de­vice car­ton and reg­is­ter to re­ceive a re­place­ment kit when avail­able.

In the event of an over­dose, con­tinue to use the Nar­can kit, even if it is af­fected by the re­call and call 911 im­me­di­ately to have help on the way if the atomizer is not work­ing at max­i­mum ca­pac­ity and to use the kits as trained, administering a sec­ond dose if the in­di­vid­ual is not re­vived.

“It is im­por­tant to stress that the Nalox­one med­i­ca­tion in­side the kit is safe and can work to re­verse an over­dose,” Deputy Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner Dr. Kia New­man said.

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