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Glass particles found in inhaled respiratory treatment

Ben Venue Laboratories has issued a nationwide recall of an inhaled Acetylcysteine solution to treat specific respiratory conditions because of the possibility of glass particles in the solution. Inhaling these particles can cause airway obstruction that can lead to choking, wheezing, difficulty breathing, coughing and possibly hemoptysis, or blood in the mucus. These problems can be life threatening and could also result in recurrent infections due to obstruction of airways and decreased clearance of airway secretions. Acetylcysteine is a drug that is inhaled to clear mucus and material entrapped in mucus in people who have thick mucus that may interfere ... Read More