Actavis Group PTC EHF
Irbesartan/Hydrochlorothiazide 300/12.5mg Film-coated Tablets, PL 30306/0266
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||1 x 28
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||1 x 28
Irbesartan / Hydrochlorothiazide 150/12.5mg Film-coated Tablets, PL 30306/0265
- Batch number: 150118
- Expiry date: 30/04/2020
- Pack size: 1 x 28
- Date of first distribution: 12/09/2018
Healthcare Professionals and wholesalers
Stop supplying the above batches listed above immediately. Quarantine all remaining stock and return it to your supplier using your supplier’s approved process.
If you receive queries about this issue from patients, advise them not to stop taking their medication as the health risk of discontinuing the medicine is higher than the potential risk presented by the contaminant. A treatment review is not necessary until the next routine appointment.
We do not anticipate any shortages of Irbesartan containing products. It is possible, however, that there may be some local supply issues, in which case patients should be advised to speak to their doctor to discuss alternative treatments.
This is a developing issue and the MHRA is actively involved with the European Medicines Agency and with other medicines regulators to determine any possible impact. An investigation into other potentially impacted products is continuing and further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.
For Actavis (now Accord) stock control: Customer Services Team on 0800 373573
For medical information enquires please contact Accord Medical Information on 01271 385257
Recipients of this Drug Alert should bring it to the attention of relevant contacts by copy of this letter. Local area teams are asked to forward this to relevant clinics, general practitioners and community pharmacists.