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Anti-fluid retention medication recalled over contamination fears


By Beth Kennedy
Editor-in-chief

14 Feb 2019

The manufacturer Actavis Group PTC EHF has recalled certain batches of ant-fluid retention medication over concerns they may have become contaminated with N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).

Pharmacists should stop dispensing the affected batches, quarantine them and return all remaining stock to the supplier within 48 hours, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said yesterday (13 February).

The affected batches are:

Irbesartan 300mg Film-coated tablets PL 30306/0108

Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First Distributed
  191018   05/2020   1 x 28   30 Nov 2018
  191118   05/2020  1 x 28   20 Dec 2018

Irbesartan / Hydrochlorothiazide 300 / 25mg Film-coated tablets, PL 30306/0267

Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First Distributed
  263918   06/2020   1 x 28   21 Nov 2018

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