Institute for Safe Medical Practices Safety Alert - Isoflurane Labeled “For Animal Use Only” in Cartons of Isoflurane Intended for Human Use

Published: 01/10/2023

  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Rural Health Clinics

Institute for Safe Medical Practices (ISMP) has issued a safety alert about reports of cardboard cases labeled “Isoflurane USP 100 mL” by Piramal Critical Care (NDC 66794-017-10) that contained bottles of Isoflurane, USP 100 mL labeled “for animal use only” by Covetrus (NDC 11695-6777-1).

Isoflurane is a general anesthetic administered via inhalation. According to the Safety Alert the products were distributed by at least two different wholesalers, and while all organizations reported the sam

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