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

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

June 13, 2019

Drug alert number: EL (19) A/14

Date issued: 13th June 2019

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 pharmacy level medicines recall, to be actioned within 48 hours, for certain batches of  Paracetamol 500mg tablets. M & A Pharmachem is recalling the below batches because a small number of pots from each batch have been found to contain discoloured tablets due to fungal contamination. The fungi have been identified as Penicillium citrinium and Penicillium brevicompactum.

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets, PL 04077/0001

Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First Distributed
0110 Jun 2023 1 x 1000 06/09/2018
0174 Oct 2023 1 x 1000 14/03/2019

Community pharmacy teams should stop supplying the above products/batches immediately. Quarantine all remaining stock and return it to your supplier using your supplier’s approved process.

To view the alert please visit the GOV.UK website.

Company contacts for further information

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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