Class 3 Medicines Recall: Lacidipine 4 mg Film-Coated Tablets (Dr Reddy’s)

Class 3 Medicines recall: Lacidipine 4 mg Film-Coated Tablets (Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd)

Drug alert number: EL (23)A/03

Date issued: 19 January 2023

The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 3 medicines recall for:

Lacidipine 4 mg Film-Coated Tablets (Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd), PL 08553/0503

Brief description of the problem

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Limited is recalling the batches listed below of Lacidipine 4 mg Film-Coated Tablets as a precautionary measure due to the presence of an unknown solvent-like odour. 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.

SNOMED Code: 27864411000001103

Batch number Expiry date Pack size First distributed
B2202043 March 2025 28 14 September 2022
B2202044 April 2025 28 14 September 2022

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients: Lacidipine

Advice for healthcare professionals

Stop supplying the above batch immediately. Quarantine all remaining stock and return it to your supplier using your supplier’s approved process.

Full drug alert can be viewed here.

Further Information

For medical information enquiries please contact Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd Medical Information Department at 01748 828873, or email drreddysGB@EU.ProPharmaGroup.com.

For stock control enquiries please contact Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd Customer Services Team at 01482 389858 (or main switchboard at 01482 860228), or email customerserviceuk@drreddys.com.

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