The recall applies to 359 different lots (as many as 359 million strips) of glucose test strips marketed under the following brand names: Precision Xceed Pro, Precision Xtra, Medisense Optium, Optium, OptiumEZ, and ReliOn Ultima. These strips are used with Abbotts blood glucose monitoring systems. The test strips being recalled may give falsely low blood glucose results. False results may lead patients to try to raise their blood glucose unnecessarily, or they may fail to treat elevated blood glucose because of a false, low reading. Both scenarios pose risks to a patients health.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that special attention be paid to signs and symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).-Symptoms of high blood sugar include excessive thirst, excessive urination, blur