Safety Alert

 

HPS Pharmacies wish to give advice of a safety alert for:

Atenolol-AFT Oral Solution Bottle
50mg/10mL, 300mL
Aust R: 184745

This notice has been issued due to the lack of a child-resistant closure. The bottle is distributed with a tamper evident cap which is removed on first use. After initially opening the bottle, the main closure is a standard screw cap which may be opened by a child.

Bottles of Atenolol-AFT Oral Solution should be stored well out of reach of children to prevent accidental use, and healthcare practitioners should warn patients and their carers of this potential risk.

Atenolol-AFT Oral Solution 50mg/10mL is the only brand of this formulation included on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

The product is not defective and is not being recalled.

Please retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units as a reminder for all staff members who may use this product, and report any problems identified with medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the TGA.

Should you require further information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

Information regarding expected dates for supply may vary subject to delays which are out of our control. HPS Pharmacies does not accept responsibility for such changes but will endeavour to keep our clients updated as information is made available from drug manufacturers or wholesalers.

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