Class 2 medicines recall – Action within 48 hours – Picato gel 150mcg/g and 500mcg/g

28 Jan 2020


A Class 2 medicines recall has been issued by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for all unexpired stock of Picato gel▼ in both strengths

DRUG ALERT

Class 2 medicines recall – Action within 48 hours – Picato gel 150mcg/g and 500mcg/g

Ref: EL (20)A/02

Date 27 January 2020

Product name Picato gel 150mcg/g and 500mcg/g▼
(Manufactured by LEO Laboratories Ltd, trading as LEO Pharma)

Name of medicine Marketing Authorisation number
Picato gel 150mcg/g ▼ EU/1/12/796/001
Picato gel 500mcg/g ▼ EU/1/12/796/002

A Class 2 medicines recall has been issued by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for all unexpired stock of Picato gel▼ in both strengths; 150mcg/g and 500mcg/g. This is a precautionary recall due to concerns regarding possible risk of skin malignancy.

Further information can be found on the MHRA section on the GOV.UK website.

Produced by the NPA Pharmacy Services team January 2020.