Paracetamol Tablets 500mg - incorrect blister foil

(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

MDR 18-08/12

Product details

Actavis UK Ltd

Paracetamol 500mg

PL 0142/5554R

Alert details

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.

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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