Four lots of VistaPharm Inc.’s Nystatin Oral Suspension, an antibiotic used to treat fungal infections of the mouth including oral thrush, were found to be contaminated with the Burkholderia cepacia, a bacteria that can cause life threatening bloodstream infections, particularly in patients with weakened immune systems. B. cepacia infections can range from mild with no symptoms to severe with serious respiratory symptoms. It is especially dangerous to patients with cystic fibrosis. VistaPharm identified the source of the bacterial contamination as likely being purified water that was used to manufacture the drug products. Affected products include prescription only Nystatin Oral Suspension, ... Read More
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