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Advanz Pharma paracetamol packaging issue

Affected batches are labelled capsules instead of tablets

January 15th 2020

Tagged: Clinical guidance news Dispensary guidance news MHRA alert


Advanz Pharma has advised of a packaging error on Zapain 30mg/500mg tablets x 100 (codeine phosphate/paracetamol). Affected batches have the word ‘capsules’ printed at the top right of the packs in place of ‘tablets’). The other product details – name, strength and pharmaceutical form of the medicine – are correct.

Healthcare professionals are advised to exercise caution when dispensing the product. There is no risk to product quality and affected batches are not  being recalled.

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