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Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) recalls two batches of Lacidipine 4 mg film-coated tablets


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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has asked the pharmacies and wholesalers to stop supplying and quarantine all remaining stock of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK)’s Lacidipine 4 mg Film-Coated tablets.

The company has recalled two batches of Lacidipine 4 mg Film-Coated tablets as a precautionary measure due to the presence of an unknown solvent-like odour.

MHRA said: “The tablets are normally odourless. However, in the affected batches, a solvent-like odour is present when the individual blisters are opened. Additionally, some patient complaints have noted that the tablets have an unusual taste. The investigation to determine the root cause and to identify and quantify the odour is ongoing.

“The issue is confined to batches B2202043 and B2202044 only. Other batches of Lacidipine 4 mg Film-Coated tablets marketed by Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) are not affected.”

“The recall is a precautionary measure whilst the company completes the investigation. There are no concerns with the medicine and its ability to control blood pressure. Any suspected defective medicine should be reported via the MHRA Yellow Card scheme.”


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