M & A Pharmachem Limited
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets, 1 x 1000
||1 x 1000
||6 September 2018
||1 x 1000
||14 March 2019
Brief description of the problem
M & A Pharmachem is recalling the above batches because a small number of pots from each batch have been found to contain discoloured tablets due to fungal contamination.
The fungi have been identified as Penicillium citrinium and Penicillium brevicompactum. It is unlikely that any affected tablets will have got to patient level as the discolouration is noticeable on opening affected packs.
Advice for wholesalers and healthcare professionals
Stop supplying the batches listed above immediately.
Quarantine all remaining stock and return it to your supplier using your supplier’s approved process.
For stock enquiries, please contact Pauline Caddick, Responsible Person:
For medical Information enquiries, please contact Cristina Parau, Pharmacovigilance Manager:
Recipients of this Drug Alert should bring it to the attention of relevant contacts by copy of this letter. NHS Regional teams are asked to forward this to relevant clinics, general practitioners and community pharmacists.
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