Class 2 MHRA Medicines Recall: Mepacrine Hydrochloride 100mg tablets

Class 2 MHRA Medicines Recall: Mepacrine Hydrochloride 100mg tablets

July 2, 2020

Class 2 MHRA medicines recall – Mepacrine Hydrochloride 100mg tablets (Batch 85641) 

Drug alert number: EL (20) A/27

Date issued: 02 July 2020

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

Mepacrine Hydrochloride 100mg tablets (Batch 85641) BCM Specials Limited

BCM Specials Limited has informed the MHRA that a number of foreign body particulates including glass and rubber have been found in one of the containers of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) used in the manufacture of Mepacrine Hydrochloride 100mg tablets. A small amount of the affected API (comparative to the API present in batch 85641) has been used in the manufacture of batch 85641 Mepacrine Hydrochloride tablets.

No foreign body particulates were identified during the manufacturing process, routine associated batch analysis or investigative analysis performed to date, however, because of the use of API from the affected container in the manufacture of batch 85641 the decision to recall all available stock from this batch has been made as a precautionary measure.

Advice for healthcare professionals

  • Contact patients who have been supplied Mepacrine Hydrochloride 100mg Tablets from the affected batch 85641 and ask them to stop using tablets from this batch as soon as possible and return any unused medicine to their pharmacy.
  • Stop supplying the above products immediately and remove from the shelves within your pharmacy. Quarantine all remaining stock and return it to your supplier using your supplier’s approved process

Full drug alert can be viewed here.

Company contacts for further information

For stock control queries please contact BCM Specials Limited., Telephone +44 (0)115 968 6075 or email specials.regulatory.bcm@fareva.com.

For any medical information enquires please contact BCM Specials Limited., Telephone +44 (0)115 968 6075 or email specials.regulatory.bcm@fareva.com.

 



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