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A Resized Recall Image cb1September 29 2017

A single batch of Xarelto 20mg film-coated tablets (rivaroxaban) is being recalled by Strathclyde Pharmaceuticals.

 The Class 2 alert issued by the MHRA affects batch number BXHHDR1, with expiry 09/2019, and pack size of 28 tablets. It was first distributed from September 18 2017.

The manufacturer “has received a report of a rogue blister strip of 15mg tablets within two packs of 20mg tablets and has decided to recall this batch. The labelling on one side of the blister strips reflects the correct strength of the tablets as shown in the diagrams,” said the MHRA.

Health professionals are being asked to identify any patients who may have had Xarelto 20mg dispensed since September 18 to check that they have the correct strength product. “If patients have been dispensed Strathclyde Pharmaceuticals Ltd Xarelto 20 mg tablets in compliance aids since 18 September 2017 inclusive, patients or carers should be asked to return the compliance aids to the pharmacy in order to be issued with replacements.”

Further information is available from Strathclyde Pharmaceuticals on 01355 574450 for medical enquiries and on 01355 574450 for stock enquiries.

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