Medical safety alert

Dexamfetamine Sulphate 5mg Tablets – packs may contain 3 blister strips instead of 2

(Auden Mckenzie Ltd) Small number may contain 3 blister strips –class 4 caution in use. (EL (13)A/05)

19 February 2013

Class 4 medicines defect information

Caution in use

Distribute to pharmacy level

MDR 21-02/13

Product details

Auden Mckenzie Ltd

Dexamfetamine Sulphate 5mg Tablets

PL 17507/0188

Alert details

Batch number   Expiry date   Pack size   First distributed
12I24/A   September 2017   1 x 28   10 January 2013

Auden Mckenzie Ltd has informed us that a very small number of packs from the above batch may contain three blister strips instead of two. Investigations to date suggest that there may be 15 affected packs on the UK market.

Pharmacists are asked to check the contents of packs from this batch prior to dispensing. Please contact Auden Mckenzie Ltd on 01895 627 420 if any packs containing an extra blister strip are identified.

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.

MHRA distribution

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
Special hospitals
Healthcare Commission for distribution to independent health care establishments
Primary care trusts (England)

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