Drug alert number: EL(23)A/12
Date issued: 23 March 2023
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 medicines recall for: GONAPEPTYL Depot 3.75mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection (Ferring Pharmaceuticals Limited)
19 May 2022
15 Jun 2022
14 Jun 2022
25 Aug 2022
09 Nov 2022
03 Oct 2022
30 Dec 2022
13 Feb 2023
08 Feb 2023
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient: Triptorelin
Brief description of the problem
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Limited is recalling certain batches of GONAPEPTYL Depot 3.75mg due to a defect noticed in the seal of the needle wrapping for the CE-marked 30-millimeter (30mm) needle for subcutaneous injection that is supplied with each product pack (see first image in Appendix 1).
Slight damage was detected in some sterile needle blisters, which renders the sealing to be incomplete. A small breach was observed at the peel-away opening of the needle blister, potentially compromising the sterility of the needle. The defect appears as a slight separation between the plastic and paper portions of the needle packaging (see second image in Appendix 1). There is no quality issue with the drug product.
Advice for healthcare professionals
Stop supplying the above batches immediately. Quarantine all remaining stock and return it to your supplier using your supplier’s approved process.
Full drug alert can be viewed here.
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