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MedikinetJune 15 2016

The medicines regulator has issued a Class 2 drug safety alert recalling two batches of parallel imported Medikinet XL modified-release capsules (methylphenidate hydrochloride). The product has been incorrectly repackaged in cartons stating 30mg, although the actual strength of the capsules, 20mg, is correctly stated on the blister packs.

The affected batches are:

• Batch number 02L3602, with expiry 01/2018, pack size 30, first distributed April 7 2016
• Batch number 02L3603, with expiry 06/2018, pack size 30, first distributed April 6 2016

B&S Healthcare is leading the recall, and further information can be obtained by calling 0208 728 7800 for returns and 0208 515 3735 for medical information.
The MHRA has included an image of the carton and blister strips in an annex to its online alert.

Links:
MHRA Drug alert

MHRA Drug alert including packaging image

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