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Infarmed prompts recall of blood glucose test strips in Portugal

The warning, given on Tuesday (10), reports that the company responsible for supplying replacement strips is providing

 
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The National Authority of Medicines and Health Products Portuguese Infarmed calls for pharmacies, hospitals, dialysis centers and other health institutions to return the strips FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite, enzyme-based methodology GDH / PQQ to the supplier.

This warning was given by Infarmed through an Information Circular, issued on Tuesday (10), which reveals that the agency was informed by Abbott Diabetes Care of the process is currently underway and nearing completion, full replacement strips Measuring blood glucose FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite methodology based on enzymatic GDH / PQQ by others with the same name and using the alternative methodology GDH enzyme / FAD.

The technology underlying the new test strip has a higher specificity, minimizing the effect of potentially interfering substances such as galactose and maltose, possibly present in the blood of patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis with Icodextrin or intravenous infusion or medication containing sugars in its composition mentioned above.

Infarmed also said that the most recent strips are compatible with the FreeStyle blood glucose meters and FreeStyle Lite already. It adds that the strips, while maintaining the same designation, have looks different.

Source: Isaude.net
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