GranuFlo and Naturalyte are dialysates, used to treat acute and chronic kidney failure during hemodialysis. On May 25, 2012, the FDA issued a safety communication, warning that there had been complaints about dosing errors during hemodialysis, which could cause increased bicarbonate levels. Increased bicarbonate levels can cause metabolic alkalosis, which is associated with cardiopulmonary arrest, low blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmia.
Both products have been recalled and it has been alleged that the risks involved with using these products were not adequately disclosed. If proper warnings had been issued, health care providers would not have used these products.
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