22 August 2012
Class 2 medicines recall
Action Within 48 Hours
Pharmacy, wholesaler and clinic-level recall
Zovirax Suspension 200mg/5ml
GlaxoSmithKline UK are recalling multiple batches of 125ml bottles of the above product. This is due to incorrect dosing instructions in section three of the patient information leaflet advising patients to take half the recommended dose. A full batch listing is provided below. Please forward this document to listed recipients.
For medical information enquiries, please contact GlaxoSmithKline UK Medical Information Department on 0800 221441.
For enquiries relating to stock returns, please contact your wholesaler or call GlaxoSmithKline UK Customer Services Team on 0800 221441.
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.
List of Zovirax Suspension 200mg/5ml batches subject to recall on 21 August 2012
|Batch number||Expiry date||Pack size||First distributed|
|B0749I||30/09/2012||125 ml||24 June 2010|
|B0820E||31/05/2013||125 ml||27 September 2010|
|B0850G||31/07/2013||125 ml||06 September 2010|
|B0880I||30/09/2013||125 ml||23 December 2010|
|B4450L||31/12/2013||125 ml||1 March 2011|
|B3371C||31/03/2014||125 ml||20 May 2011|
|B5951D||30/04/2014||125 ml||14 July 2011|
|B6691G||31/07/2014||125 ml||08 November 2011|
|B2711F||30/06/2014||125 ml||19 October 2011|
|B8361G||31/07/2014||125 ml||19 December 2011|
|B1561L||31/12/2014||125 ml||19 January 2012|
|B4312A||31/01/2015||125 ml||25 April 2012|
|B0462C||31/03/2015||125 ml||13 June 2012|
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)