Class 2 drug alert – Pharmacy level recall – Paracetamol tablets 500mg
13 Jun 2019
A Class 2 drug alert has been issued by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for certain batches of paracetamol tablets 500mg
Class 2 medicines recall – Paracetamol tablets 500mg – Action within 48 hours
Ref: EL (19) A 14 Final
13 June 2019
Paracetamol tablets 500mg packs of 1000
(M & A Pharmachem Ltd)
A Class 2 medicines recall has been issued by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for certain batches of Paracetamol tablets 500mg, packs of 1000 as stated below.
M & A Pharmachem Ltd is recalling the batches because a small number of pots contain tablets that have discoloured as a result of fungal contamination with Penicillium citrinium and Penicillium brevicompactum. It is not likely that patients will have received affected tablets because the discoloured tablets are evident when the pack is opened.
||6 September 2018
||14 March 2019
Pharmacy teams and wholesalers should stop supplying the affected batches immediately, separate remaining stock and return it to the supplier using the supplier’s approved process.
Further information can be found on the MHRA section on the GOV.UK website.
Produced by the NPA Pharmacy Services team June 2019.