MHRA Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Grepid 75 mg film coated tablets (Kent Pharma Livery)

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Grepid 75 mg film coated tablets (Kent Pharma Livery)

Drug alert number: EL (24)A/24

Date issued: 24 June 2024

The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 medicines defect information notice for: Grepid 75 mg film coated tablets (Kent Pharma Livery)

Company name: PHARMATHEN S.A.

Product name: Grepid 75 mg film coated tablets (Kent Pharma Livery), PLGB 17277/0398

SNOMED Code: 15907411000001101

Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First Distributed
1206250 07/2025 28 04/08/2022
1206284 07/2025 28 04/08/2022
1206285 07/2025 28 04/08/2022
1206235 07/2025 28 04/08/2022
1206212 07/2025 28 04/08/2022
1206234 07/2025 28 04/08/2022
1206041 07/2025 28 04/08/2022
1206149 07/2025 28 04/08/2022
1206152 07/2025 28 04/08/2022
1206211 07/2025 28 04/08/2022
1208037 09/2025 28 05/10/2022
1208038 09/2025 28 05/10/2022
1208123 09/2025 28 05/10/2022
1208323 09/2025 28 07/10/2022
1208373 09/2025 28 07/10/2022
1209215 09/2025 28 31/10/2022
1209244 10/2025 28 31/10/2022
1209245 10/2025 28 31/10/2022
1209246 10/2025 28 31/10/2022
1209260 09/2025 28 30/11/2022
1210099 10/2025 28 30/11/2022
1210103 10/2025 28 30/11/2022
1210104 10/2025 28 30/11/2022
1210105 10/2025 28 30/11/2022
1210106 10/2025 28 30/11/2022
1304752 04/2026 28 13/06/2023
1304753 05/2026 28 13/06/2023
1304862 05/2026 28 13/06/2023
1304895 05/2026 28 13/06/2023
1304920 05/2026 28 13/06/2023
1304943 05/2026 28 13/06/2023

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient: Clopidogrel

Brief description of the problem

PHARMATHEN S.A. has informed the MHRA that the outer carton (box) of some batches of Grepid 75mg film coated tablets is missing the medicines legal classification for a Prescription Only Medicine ‘POM.’ This only impacts the batches listed in this notification.

A previous notification for this issue was issued in 2023, which included 10 batches of Grepid. The further batches in this notification were identified following a more detailed review by PHARMATHEN S.A. of all previous batches.

PHARMATHEN S.A. has confirmed that all future manufactured batches will include ‘POM’ on the outer carton (box). There is no impact to the product quality or safety and due to considerations that clopidogrel is only available as a Prescription Only Medicine, these batches are not being recalled.

Advice for healthcare professionals

Healthcare professionals are advised to exercise caution when handling the listed products and ensure that they are stored accordingly and in line with the guidance for the storage of Prescription Only Medicines (POM). Additionally, healthcare professionals are reminded to only dispense these products when the pharmacy team receives a suitable prescription prescribed by a qualified health professional.

View full alert here.

Advice for patients

This issue is about missing information on the outer carton (box). The medicine itself is not affected and therefore patients do not need to take any action.

This product will have been prescribed and dispensed by the qualified healthcare professional(s) responsible for your care. If you have any concerns, please speak with your pharmacy team in the first instance. If you have concerns about a medicine you may be using, please contact your healthcare professional.

Patients who experience adverse reactions or have any questions about their medication should seek medical attention. Any suspected adverse reactions should also be reported via the MHRA Yellow Card scheme.

Further Information

For more information, medical or supply enquiries, please contact telephone: +30 210 6604300 or via email: pharmacovigilance@pharmathen.com & info@pharmathen.com

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