M&A Pharmachem Pulls Paracetamol Batches in UK for Possible Contamination

November 15, 2019

M & A Pharmachem recalled batches of Paracetamol 500 mg tablets because some batches of the prescription-strength drug have been found to contain tablets discolored by the fungal contaminant Penicillium citrinum.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said that is unlikely that any affected tablets will have reached patients as the discoloration is noticeable on opening the affected packs.

The agency advised healthcare professionals to immediately stop supplying the batches and to quarantine and remove all remaining stock.

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