Drug alert number: EL (24)A/12

Date issued: 10 April 2024

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 3 medicines recall for: Co-Codamol 8/500mg Effervescent tablets (Accord-UK Ltd (Key Pharmaceuticals Livery)) PL 0142/1258

SNOMED Code: 42596911000001102

Batch No
Expiry Date
Pack Size
First Distributed

8 x 4 tablets

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient: Codeine Phosphate and Paracetamol

Brief description of the problem

Accord-UK Ltd is recalling a specific batch of Co-Codamol 8/500mg Effervescent Tablets (Key Pharmaceuticals Livery) as a precautionary measure due to the internal tablet blister strips being printed with an incorrect expiry date. The internal blister strip has been incorrectly printed with ‘EXP: 08/2023’; the correct expiry date ‘EXP: 08/2025’ is shown on the outer cartons. Only packs from the specified batch are affected.

Advice for healthcare professionals

Stop supplying the above batch immediately. Quarantine all remaining stock and return it to your supplier using your supplier’s approved process.

Full drug alert can be viewed here.

Advice for patients

No action is required by patients as this is a Pharmacy and Wholesaler level recall. Patients can continue to take medicines from this batch. The incorrect date on the internal blister strip has already been passed, however the outer carton states the correct expiry date ‘EXP: 08/2025’. If you have any concerns or questions related to the expiry date for this batch, please contact your pharmacy directly.

Patients who experience adverse reactions, defective medicines or have any questions about the medication, should seek medical attention and report their symptoms to pharmacovigilance@besins-healthcare.com. Any suspected adverse reactions should also be reported via the MHRA Yellow Card scheme.

Further Information

For medical information enquiries please contact Accord-UK Ltd’s Medical Information Department on 01271 385257, or email medinfo@accord-healthcare.com

For stock control enquiries please contact Accord-UK Ltd’s Customer Services Team on 0800 373573, or email customerservices@accord-healthcare.com

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