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Epilim 500mg Gastro-Resistant tablets – recall of some batches

15 Oct 2020

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is recalling three batches of Epilim 500mg Gastro-Resistant tablets from pharmacies.

This is a precautionary measure due to an issue with the gastro-resistant coating which may affect some tablets in these batches.

The affected batch numbers are:
R0601
R0602
R0603

The MHRA has told us the potential risk to anyone who has taken tablets from these batches is low, and that people can continue taking it as normal. It is possible that affected tablets could break down earlier than they are meant to in the digestive system. But even if this happens, it is not likely that this would affect the safety or effectiveness of the medicine. If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, please speak to your GP, epilepsy specialist or epilepsy nurse.

The MHRA says this recall will not affect supply of Epilim 500mg Gastro-Resistant, because other batches are available. Other strengths and formulations of Epilim are not affected.
Full details of this recall are available on the MHRA website.

 

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