- Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
- 8 January 2013
- Alert type:
- Drug alert
- Medical specialty:
(OPD Laboratories Limited) Recall as some packs have incorrectly-labelled blister strips – class 2 action within 48 hours. (EL (13)A/01)
08 January 2013
Class 2 medicines recall
Action within 48 hours
Pharmacy, clinic and wholesaler-level recall
OPD Laboratories Limited
Vimpat 150mg Tablets
|Batch number||Expiry date||Pack size||First distributed|
|8351104/4||January 2015||56 tablets||11 October 2012|
OPD Laboratories Ltd is recalling all remaining packs of the above batch of this parallel distributed product due to a labelling error. The blister strips are incorrectly labelled as 50mg but the cartons are correctly labelled as 150mg.
Any remaining stock of this batch should be quarantined and returned to the original supplier for credit. For enquiries relating to stock returns, please call Mr Anthony Joseph on 01923 332746.
For medical information enquiries, please call Mrs Gail Friend on 01923 332796.
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: 8 January 2013
Alert type: Drug alert
Medical specialty: Pharmacy