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Dr Reddy’s lacidipine, and Dioctyl recalls

Strange smells/foreign capsules

January 20th 2023

Tagged: MHRA alert

By MHRA

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd is recalling two batches of lacidipine 4mg film-coated tablets due to odour concerns.

The affected batches are:

Batch numberExpiry datePack sizeFirst distributed
B2202043March 20252814 September 2022
B2202044April 20252814 September 2022

These tablets are normally odourless. However, in the affected batches, a solvent-like odour is present when the individual blisters are opened. Additionally, some patients have noted that the tablets have an unusual taste.

Healthcare professionals are asked to quarantine all remaining stock and return it to your supplier using your supplier’s approved process.

The recall is a precautionary measure whilst the company completes the investigation. There are no concerns with the medicine and its ability to control blood pressure and patients should be advised to continue their prescription.

For medical information enquiries please call 01748 828873, or email [email protected].

For stock control enquiries please call 01482 389858 (or main switchboard at 01482 860228), or email [email protected].

Dioctyl 100mg capsules

UCB Pharma Ltd is also recalling one batch of Dioctyl 100 mg capsules (docusate sodium).

The affected batch is:

Batch numberExpiry datePack sizeFirst distributed
322983D30 June 20231 x 100 capsules16 December 2021

The recall is a precautionary measure due to the presence of a foreign capsule being found in a sealed pack. The foreign capsule detected was a blue/green capsule marked with the text ‘IM02’ containing loperamide 2mg capsules. Dioctyl 100mg capsules are opaque yellow and white soft gelatin capsules containing a clear, colourless liquid.

Healthcare professionals are asked to quarantine all remaining stock and return it to your supplier using your supplier’s approved process.

Patients who have received this batch and who discover the foreign capsule(s) are asked to return the pack to the dispensary for replacement. They should be advised to not consume the foreign capsule.

For more information, medical or supply enquiries, please contact UCB Pharma Ltd on (+44) 01753 777100 or 0800 279 3177 (freephone) or by email at [email protected].