Class 2 Medicines Recall
M & A Pharmachem is recalling batches of paracetamol tablets because a small number of pots from each batch have been found to contain discoloured tablets due to fungal contamination.
Paracetamol 500mg Tablets, 1 x 1000
|Batch number||Expiry Date||Pack size||First distributed|
|0110||June 2023||1 x 1000||6 September 2018|
|0174||October 2023||1 x 1000||14 March 2019|
Brief description of the problem
M & A Pharmachem is recalling the above 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. It is unlikely that any affected tablets will have got to patient level as the discolouration is noticeable on opening affected packs.
Advice for wholesalers and 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.
Contact details for further information
For stock enquiries, please contact Pauline Caddick, Responsible Person:
For medical Information enquiries, please contact Cristina Parau, Pharmacovigilance Manager: