If you or a loved one has mild-to-moderate Von Willebrand’s Disease Type I or Hemophilia A, you may have been affected by the recall of Stimate® (desmopressin acetate) 1.5 mg/mL Nasal Spray.
Learn more about what Stimate® Nasal Spray is and how it works in your body
Why Stimate® Nasal Spray was recalled
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, the owners and manufacturers of Stimate® Nasal Spray, issued a retail-level recall of the product after routine testing showed that some of the vials proved to be out of specification.
Some lots were found to be “superpotent” or having a higher concentration of desmopressin. The root cause is still under investigation, and the disruption and unavailability of supply is expected to continue until at least mid-to-late 2021.
“Ferring has issued a voluntary retail level recall of Stimate. We are working closely with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on the recall.”
– Ferring Pharmaceuticals & CSL Behring
See the full joint response from Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Ferring”) and CSL Behring, LLC (“CSL Behring”).
What is Desmopressin?
Desmopressin is used in people with hemophilia A and type 1 Von Willebrand’s Disease (VWD) to regulate bleeding that may be caused by trauma or surgery. VWD is a clotting disorder in which a protein in the blood that helps with clotting, Von Willebrand Factor (VWF), is too low. Type 1 VWD is the mildest and the most common form. A patient with VWD may also have lower than normal levels of the clotting protein factor VIII. Hemophilia Type A is characterized by normal VWF levels but low levels or an absence of factor V.
The use of desmopressin acetate will also stop bleeding in patients with episodes of spontaneous or trauma-induced injuries such as hemarthroses, intramuscular hematomas, and mucosal bleeding.
Town & Country Compounding Pharmacy Can Help
Town & Country Compounding are national leaders of specially formulated medications and offer alternative solutions for patients affected by the Stimate® Nasal Spray Recall. Contact us at 201-447-2020 or connect with us online to learn about how we can provide you with Desmopressin Acetate Nasal Spray.
We fill and ship prescriptions to 12 states.