Desloratadine ratiopharm 5mg film-coated tablets - higher than expected levels of impurities detected
- Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
- 26 February 2013
- Alert type:
- Drug alert
- Medical specialism:
(ratiopharm GmbH) Corrected batch numbers from EL (13)A/04 –class 3 action within 5 days. (EL (13)A/04 Rev 1)
26 February 2013
Class 3 medicines recall Action within 5 days
Desloratadine ratiopharm 5mg film-coated tablets (Teva livery)
|Batch number||Expiry date||Pack size||First distributed|
|009263||30 September 2014||1 x 30||15 February 2012|
|009264||30 September 2014||1 x 30||15 February 2012|
|010168||31 March 2015||1 x 30||14 June 2012|
|010321||31 March 2015||1 x 30||12 June 2012|
Please replace the drug alert issued on 13 February 2013 with this revised document. Teva UK Limited has informed us that the batch numbers were expressed incorrectly on the original Alert. The table, above, has now been corrected. The company apologises for any additional inconvenience this may cause.
Teva UK Limited is recalling all remaining stock of the above batches because higher than expected levels of impurities were detected during routine stability testing. Although there are currently no concerns relating to patient safety, it is possible that impurities may exceed specification towards the end of the shelf-life.
Remaining stocks of these batches should be quarantined and returned to the original supplier for credit. For further stock enquiries please contact Teva UK Customer Liaison Team on 0800 590502.
For medical information enquiries please contact Teva UK limited by phone on 0207 5407117 or by email to email@example.com.
Recipients of this drug alert should bring it to the attention of relevant contacts by copy of this letter. Primary care trusts are asked to forward this to relevant clinics and to general practitioners and community pharmacists for information.
Further recipients by cascade):
Regional contacts for NHS Trusts and provider units
Chief pharmacists: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
Prison health policy unit (DH)
Chief pharmacists: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Isle of Man, Gibraltar
Healthcare Commission for distribution to independent health care establishments
Primary care trusts (England)
Issued: 26 February 2013
Alert type: Drug alert
Medical specialism: Pharmacy