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Class 1 Medicines Recall: Action Now including out of hours Pharmacy Level Recall: Superseded drug alert - Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide 160/12.5mg Film-Coated Tablets

The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a Class 1 Medicines Recall (Drug Alert EL (18)A/11) on 5th July 2018. Pharmacies in the UK were asked to recall all batches of valsartan containing medicines made by Actavis Group PTC (now Accord) and Dexcel Pharma Ltd due to contamination.  

This alert has been superseded by a new Class 1 alert (revised alert EL (18)A/11 – revision 1), as Actavis Group PCT (now Accord) has provided new information - an additional product Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide 160/12.5mg Film-Coated Tablets is also affected.

Further details of the alert, including the affected products, and immediate action to take are available on the MHRA website


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