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Recall of some batches of Vimpat tablets in the UK

28 Jun 2019

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced a recall of some batches of 100mg Vimpat (lacosamide) tablets.

The medicines are believed to be legitimate but were taken out of the regulated medicines’ supply chain during distribution and later re-introduced. This means that the correct transport and storage conditions cannot be guaranteed during this period and, while unlikely, could impact their effectiveness.

The affected tablets are in Italian packaging with B & S Healthcare labels. The following batches are affected:

Product and pack size

Italian batch number

B&S batch number

Expiry date

Date of first distribution

VIMPAT 100MG TABS 1 X 56

254265

01P032430-APR-2311-JAN-19
VIMPAT 100MG TABS 1 X 56

255279

02P106730-APR-2319-MAR-19
VIMPAT 100MG TABS 1 X 56

258582

02P089230-JUN-2325-MAR-19
VIMPAT 100MG TABS 1 X 56

254265

02P089330-APR-2315-MAR-19

The MHRA says if you have any of the affected tablets, you should continue taking them as normal but contact your GP practice to arrange a new prescription. Once you have a new prescription, you should return the affected batches to your pharmacist.

More information is available here.

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