Class 2 Medicines recall: Paracetamol 500mg Tablets (M & A Pharmachem Limited)

Class 2 Medicines recall: Paracetamol 500mg Tablets (M & A Pharmachem Limited)

November 5, 2019

Class 2 MHRA medicines recall – Paracetamol 500mg Tablets (M & A Pharmachem Limited)

Drug alert number: EL (19)A/32

Date issued: 5 November 2019

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

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets (M & A Pharmachem Limited)

M & A Pharmachem is recalling the above batches as a precautionary measure, because a small number of pots from some batches have been found to contain discoloured tablets due to fungal contamination. The fungus has been identified as Penicillium citrinum. It is unlikely that any affected tablets will have got to patient level as the discolouration is noticeable on opening affected packs.

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets – PL 04077/0001

Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First Distribute
0014 04/2022 1 x 1000 28/09/2017
0032 07/2022 1 x 1000 10/10/2017
0033 07/2022 1 x 1000 19/10/2017
0036 07/2022 1 x 1000 02/11/2017
0040 07/2022 1 x 1000 16/11/2017
0041 07/2022 1 x 1000 22/11/2017
0043 07/2022 1 x 1000 05/12/2017
0045 08/2022 1 x 1000 12/12/2017
0046 08/2022 1 x 1000 03/01/2018
0049 08/2022 1 x 1000 24/01/2018
0050 08/2022 1 x 1000 07/02/2018
0053 08/2022 1 x 1000 15/02/2018
0054 08/2022 1 x 1000 23/02/2018
0057 08/2022 1 x 1000 09/03/2018
0060 08/2022 1 x 1000 28/03/2018
0062 09/2022 1 x 1000 13/04/2018
0065 09/2022 1 x 1000 23/04/2018
0067 09/2022 1 x 1000 30/04/2018
0070 09/2022 1 x 1000 30/04/2018
0071 09/2022 1 x 1000 17/05/2018
0073 09/2022 1 x 1000 24/05/2018
0074 09/2022 1 x 1000 07/06/2018
0075 09/2022 1 x 1000 21/06/2018
0078 12/2022 1 x 1000 05/07/2018
0089 12/2022 1 x 1000 23/07/2018
0098 01/2023 1 x 1000 02/08/2018
0100 04/2023 1 x 1000 13/08/2018
0101 04/2023 1 x 1000 17/08/2018
0102 04/2023 1 x 1000 11/09/2018
0105 04/2023 1 x 1000 02/10/208
0117 04/2023 1 x 1000 12/10/2018
0119 06/2023 1 x 1000 29/10/2018
0123 06/2023 1 x 1000 12/11/2018
0131 07/2023 1 x 1000 23/11/2018

Advice for healthcare professionals

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

Full drug alert can be viewed here.

For stock enquiries, please contact Pauline Caddick, Responsible Person: pcaddick@mapharmachem.co.uk
For medical Information enquiries, please contact Cristina Parau, Pharmacovigilance Manager cparau@mapharmachem.co.uk



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