Class 2 Medicines Recall: Lucentis 10 mg/ml solution for injection in pre-filled syringe (Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK) batch 21B15IA

Class 2 MHRA medicines recall – Lucentis 10 mg/ml solution for injection in pre-filled syringe (Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK) batch 21B15IA

Drug alert number: EL (21)A/36

MDR Number: MDR 017-12/21

Date issued: 13 December 2021

The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 medicines recall for:

Lucentis 10 mg/ml solution for injection in pre-filled syringe (Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK) batch 21B15IA

Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK are recalling the batch listed below due to a faulty plunger stopper which has led to an increased number of customer complaints relating to the plunger being difficult to press down. The faulty plunger stopper batch has only been used in batch 21B15IA and no other batches of Lucentis are impacted.

Product Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First Distributed
Lucentis 10 mg/ml solution for injection in pre-filled syringe, 5ml, (PLGB 00101/1103 EU/1/06/374/003) 21B15IA  Jan 2024 1 07 September 2021

Advice for healthcare professionals

Stop supplying the above batch immediately. Quarantine all remaining stock and return it to your supplier using your supplier’s approved process.

Further information

Full drug alert can be viewed here.

Company contacts for further information

For more information or medical information queries, please contact: 01276 698370, or email medinfo.uk@novartis.com

For stock control queries, please contact: 08457 419442, or email claims.customer_care@novartis.com