Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Zapain 30mg/500mg Tablets (Advanz Pharma)

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Zapain 30mg/500mg Tablets (Advanz Pharma)

January 14, 2020

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information – Zapain 30mg/500mg Tablets (Advanz Pharma)

Drug alert number: (EL(20)A/01)

Date issued: 14 January 2020

The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 medicines defect information notice for:

Zapain 30mg/500mg Tablets (Codeine Phosphate/Paracetamol) Advanz Pharma PL12762/0034

Advanz Pharma has informed the MHRA of a discrepancy on the product packaging for the batches listed below. The discrepancy relates to “capsules” printed at the top right of the packs in error (where this should be tablets). The other product details on the packs including the name, strength and pharmaceutical form of the medicine are correct.

Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size
BI65, BI76, BI79, BI83, BI84, BI85, BI88, BI89, BI90, BJ01, BJ02, BJ03, BJ04, BJ06, BJ16, BJ17, BJ18, BJ19, BJ20, BJ21, BJ22, BJ23, BJ25, BJ26, BJ27, BJ31, BJ32, BJ42, BJ43, BJ44, BJ45, BJ49 01/04/2022 10 X 10 blisters (100)
BJ50, BJ51, BJ52, BJ54, BJ55, BJ57, BJ58, BJ59, BJ60, BJ65, BJ66, BJ75, BJ78, BJ80, BJ81, BJ82, BJ83, BJ85, BK26, BK33, BK41, BK47, BK48, BK49, BK50 01/06/2022 10 X 10 blisters (100)
BK38, BK39, BK43, BK44, BK45, BK46 01/07/2022 10 X 10 blisters (100)

Advice for healthcare professionals

Healthcare professionals are advised to exercise caution when dispensing the product. There is no risk to product quality as a result of this issue, therefore the associated batches are not being recalled at this time.

Full drug alert can be viewed here.

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