MHRA Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Beclometasone dipropionate 50 micrograms/dose Nasal Spray (Various Liveries)

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Beclometasone dipropionate 50 micrograms/dose Nasal Spray (Various Liveries) Ayrton Saunders Limited

Drug alert number: EL (22)A/14

Date issued: 15 March 2022

The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 medicines defect information notice for: Beclometasone dipropionate 50 micrograms/dose Nasal Spray (Various Liveries)

Brief description of the problem

Ayrton Saunders Limited have identified an error relating to the Braille printed on the cartons.

Careway Hayfever Relief 50 micrograms/dose Nasal Spray, PL 16431/0121

  • The Braille on the packaging reads EJ micrograms instead of 50 micrograms due to a space being
    included after the numerical indicator and ‘/dose’ is missing after the strength.

Careway Hayfever Relief for Adults 50 micrograms/dose Nasal Spray, PL 16431/0176

  • The packaging is missing ‘for Adults’ in the product name.

Lloyds Pharmacy Hayfever Relief 50 micrograms/dose Nasal Spray, PL 16431/0121

  • The Braille on the packaging reads EJ micrograms instead of 50 micrograms and lloydspharmacy
    has an error in the product name.

Tesco Allergy Relief 50 micrograms/dose Nasal Spray, PL 16431/0121

  • Tesco Allergy relief is missing the strength ’50 micrograms/dose’

Advice for healthcare professionals

The impacted products are within specification and there is no issue with product quality. Therefore, the
affected batches are not being recalled. Healthcare professionals should explain, if requested, the errors
to patients who rely solely on Braille when reading medicine cartons. The products are supplied as a
single strength therefore there are no possibilities of a dosing error occurring due to the error in the Braille.

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Further Information

For medical information and stock control queries please contact: Ayrton Saunders Ltd., 9 Arkwright Road, Astmoor Industrial Estate, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1NU or quality@ayrtons.com

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