Recall alert: Epinephrine recalled over complaints that it becomes discolored

Spectrum Laboratory Products has issued a voluntary recall of three lots of epinephrine over customer complaints that the product had become discolored.

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The product recall covers the bulk active pharmaceutical ingredient distributed across the U.S. and Canada.

The affected lots are 1KG0865, 2KL0353 and 2KF0151.

Epinephrine is typically used to treat severe allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis.

A finished dose of the compounded product “could result in less-effective product, and incomplete treatment of life-threatening conditions including low blood pressure, heart failure, anaphylaxis, irregular heartbeat, and heart attack,” Spectrum warns in the recall notice.

Spectrum also warned that a less-effective dose could result in death.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Spectrum Laboratory Products, Inc. by calling 800-772-8786 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.

Or you can email the company at

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.