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a alert imageSeptember 6 2017

A Class 4 drug alert (caution in use) has been issued in relation to several Focus Pharmaceutical’s products. 

 The problem arises from the barcodes on the products. “When scanned, the barcodes may identify the wrong product. The other product details on the carton, including the name, strength and pharmaceutical form of the medicine are correct,” said the MHRA alert.

It is advising that affected stock is removed from robotic or automated dispensing systems and products dispensed manually dispensing, as appropriate. “There is no risk to product quality as a result of this issue, therefore the above batches of products are not being recalled at this time.”

Eight different product types are affected, with 18 different batches identified, as follows:

Product name Batch No. Expiry Date Pack Size
Pregabalin Oral Solution 20 mg per mL 51708 Jun 2019 2 x 250ml
Trazodone 100 mg capsules TAS1A75 Dec 2019 1 x 56
Nefopam Hydrochloride 30 mg Film Coated Tablets 16080B1 Mar 2018 1 x 90
Nefopam Hydrochloride 30 mg Film Coated Tablets 16081B1 Mar 2018 1 x 90
Nefopam Hydrochloride 30 mg Film Coated Tablets 16154B1 Jun 2018 1 x 90
Nefopam Hydrochloride 30 mg Film Coated Tablets 16155B1 Jun 2018 1 x 90
Nefopam Hydrochloride 30 mg Film Coated Tablets 16156B1 Jun 2018 1 x 90
Nefopam Hydrochloride 30 mg Film Coated Tablets 16227B1 Aug 2018 1 x 90
Nefopam Hydrochloride 30 mg Film Coated Tablets 17081B1 Mar 2019 1 x 90
Nefopam Hydrochloride 30 mg Film Coated Tablets 17082B1 Mar 2019 1 x 90
Nortriptyline 10 mg tablets 51702 Jan 2020 1 x 30
Nortriptyline 25 mg tablets 51608A Jul 2019 1 x 100
Nortriptyline 25 mg tablets 51609 Jul 2019 1 x 100
Nortriptyline 50 mg tablets 51610 Jan 2019 1 x 30
Dicycloverine 20 mg tablets DAP1K61 Oct 2018 1 x 84
Dicycloverine 10 mg per 5 mL Oral Solution DAN1K61 Oct 2018 1 x 120 mL
Dicycloverine 10 mg per 5 mL Oral Solution DAN2K61 Oct 2018 1 x 120 mL
Dicycloverine 10 mg per 5 mL Oral Solution DAN3K61 Oct 2018 1 x 120 mL

Further information regarding stock control is available by contacting Focus Pharmaceuticals on 08708 877025 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For medical information enquires, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 08700 703033.

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MHRA drug alert               

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