FDA Warning re Cipro et al and Blood Sugar

The FDA has required new label warnings about blood sugar and mental health side effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotic drugs.  The most common fluoroquinolones are Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Avelox (moxifloxacin), and Levaquin (levofloxacin), but there are many others, most of which end in -floxacin.  The new label has many specific warnings and recommendations for diabetics.  For full details see https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm612979.htm.

Recalls: Baxter Prismaflex

The FDA has announced recalls of all lots and serial numbers of the following Baxter Prismaflex products, for installation of new firmware:

The FDA does not include a link to recall instructions.

Recall: Roche Accu-Chek Aviva/Performa Test Strips

Certain lots of Accu-Chek Aviva and Performa test strips have been recalled by Roche Diabetes Care because some strips may give error messages or incorrect readings, which could result in treatment errors.  Lots recalled include:

  • Accu-Chek Aviva 10 test strip pots, lots #497344, 497392
  • Accu-Chek Aviva 50 test strip pots, lots #496802, 496807, 496809, 496915, 497391, 497392
  • Accu-Chek Performa 10 test strip pots, lots #476597, 476646
  • Accu-Chek Performa test strips in Nano blood glucose kits, lots #10153111, 10153112, 10153114, 10153115, 10153116

For more information see https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2018/may/roche-announces-urgent-recall-on-certain-accu-chek-aviva-and-performa-test-strips-91431166.html.