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Genesis prednisolone Braille alert

Strength error

April 29th 2019

Tagged: MHRA alert


Genesis Pharmaceuticals Ltd has reported an error on the Braille for the following batches of prednisolone 5mg tablets. In Braille, the strength reads as 1mg instead of 5mg. The printed text is correct on all packaging.

Affected batches are:

Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First Distributed
1809653 08/2021 1 x 28 28/01/2019
1809654 08/2021 1 x 28 28/01/2019
1809655 08/2021 1 x 28 30/01/2019
1809656 08/2021 1 x 28 06/02/2019
1809657 08/2021 1 x 28 26/02/2019

Affected packs should not be dispensed to patients who rely solely on Braille.

For further information, please contact Genesis Pharmaceuticals Ltd, on 020 7201 0400.

  • Napp Pharmaceuticals has also advised of a GTIN coding error for its Continus 10mg and 15mg products. This may affect the accuracy of patient records.


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