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Nurofen Mix Up Warning

Friday August 26 2011



A SAFETY alert has been issued after it emerged that thousands of packs of Nurofen Plus could mistakenly contain anti-psychotic drugs.

 

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a safety alert following reports that some batches of Nurofen Plus contain individual blister packs of anti-psychotic drug which is only available on prescription called Seroquel XL 50mg.

 

The large capsule-shaped Seroquel XL 50 mg tablets can be identified by their gold and black packaging. The smaller Nurofen Plus tablets have silver and black packaging.

 

Ian Holloway from the MHRA’s Defective Medicines Report Centre (DMRC) said, “People should check to see if they have any affected packets of Nurofen Plus. If you do, return them to the pharmacy where you bought them from. You can also report this to the MHRA’s DMRC on 020 3080 6574.

 

“If you have taken a tablet and you have any questions, speak to your GP.”

 

So far, three affected packs have been discovered - but the MHRA are warning people to be vigilant.

 

The batch numbers and details which can be found on the affected Nurofen Plus packets are:



Pack Size
Batch Number
Expiry Date
Product License No


32 Tablets
13JJ
03/2014
00327 / 0082


32 Tablets
57JJ
05/2014
00063 / 0376


32 Tablets
49JJ
05/2014
00063 / 0376

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