Multiple products by Wockhardt UK Limited – 2nd site certificate withdrawn

(Morningside Healthcare Limited) Remaining stocks of the affected batches should be quarantined and returned to the original supplier for credit. – class 2 action within 48 hours. (EL (13)A/24)

17 October 2013

Class 2 medicines recall

Action within 48 hours

Pharmacy, wholesaler and clinic-level recall

MDR 56-07/13

Product details

Wockhardt UK Limited

Alert details

Following Drug Alert EL(13)A/19 a second Wockhardt manufacturing site in India has been inspected.  The inspection identified deficiencies in good manufacturing practice (GMP) and the GMP certificate for this site has also been withdrawn.

All unexpired stock of the below products is being recalled to pharmacy, clinic and wholesaler level, for all batches starting with the letter ‘L’, irrespective of pack configuration and expiry date.

  • Amiloride HCl 5mg Tablets: PL 29831/0006
  • Clarithromycin 250mg Tablets: PL 29831/0476
  • Clarithromycin 500mg Tablets: PL 29831/0477
  • Gliclazide 80mg Tablets: PL 29831/0103
  • Quinine Sulphate 300mg Tablets: PL 29831/0182
  • Tamsulosin Pinexel 400mcg Capsules: PL 29831/0366

These products have been tested on importation and Qualified Person (QP) released. There is no evidence of a risk to patient safety from products currently in the UK market; however it is considered that the products have not been manufactured in line with GMP requirements.

No further products from the above list should be supplied.  Products from alternatives suppliers are available in the majority of cases, either in equivalent strengths or varying strengths. Where there are no alternative suppliers therapeutic alternatives should be selected according to clinical practice.

Remaining stocks of the affected batches should be quarantined and returned to the original supplier for credit.  For enquiries relating to stock returns please contact Wockhardt UK Ltd Customer services on 01978 669215 or email

For medical information enquiries please contact Wockhardt UK Ltd Medical Information on 01978 661261 or email

MHRA is working with Wockhardt UK Ltd to ensure supply is resumed as quickly as possible; at this time there is no indication as to when new stock of these Wockhardt UK Ltd products is likely to be available.

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 for information.

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Published 17 December 2014