Paracetamol Tablets 500mg - incorrect blister foil
- Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
- 13 August 2012
- Alert type:
- Drug alert
- Medical specialism:
(Actavis UK Ltd) Use of incorrect blister foil which fails to meet the specification for child resistancen – class 2 action within 48 hours. (EL (12)A/24)
13 August 2012
Class 2 medicines recall
Action within 48 hours
Pharmacy, wholesaler and clinic-level recall
Actavis UK Ltd
|Batch number||Expiry date||Pack size||First distributed|
|PL2328||Jan 2017||30||9 May 2012|
Actavis UK Ltd are recalling all remaining packed stock of this batch to wholesaler, pharmacy and clinic level. This is due to the use of incorrect blister foil which fails to meet the specification for child resistance.
For any medical information enquires please contact Actavis Medical Information Department on 01271 311257.
For enquiries relating to stock returns, please call our Actavis Customer Services Team on 0800 373573.
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: 13 August 2012
Alert type: Drug alert
Medical specialism: Pharmacy