CoCodamol Tablets Recalled

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Posted 25/03/2012

A warning has been issued by the UK medicines regulator after the incorrect strength of tablets was placed in some packets of the painkiller co-codamol. Some packs in batch LL11707 have been packed with the wrong strength of the tablet. Instead of 8mg/500mg strength they have been packed with 30mg/500mg strength.The batch has been recalled by Wockhardt UK Ltd, who makes the medicine. In total 39,000 were distributed to pharmacists and wholesalers throughout the UK. Each pack contains 32 tablets.Benjamin Ward, a medical injury solicitor at Ashtons Legal, comments; “Thankfully, the manufacturer has noticed the error and the batches have been recalled. Unfortunately, the batch was first distributed on 30 December 2011 so it is possible that some packets have been purchased by the general public. The good news is that for the majority of healthy adults, one increased dose of co-codamol is unlikely to cause any long term problems. However, if any patients are concerned they should seek advice from their GP.”If you have a query regarding a potential medical injury claim please contact Ben or a member of Ashtons Legal’s highly regarded Medical Injury team on 01842 768747. 


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