Drug Recall

 

HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Apotex Pty Ltd, in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), have given notice of a drug recall of:

Pantoprazole Tablets (Blister Pack of 30 Tablets)

Dose Brand Aust R. Batch Numbers
20mg APO®-Pantoprazole 213715 GIX013002
Chemmart 213717 GIZ013001
Terry White Chemists 213719 GIV013001
40mg APO®-Pantoprazole 213716 GIY014001, GIY014002, GIY014003, GIY014004, GIY014005, GIY014006, GIY014007
Chemmart 213718 GJA014001, GJA01400
Terry White Chemists 213720 GIW014001, GIW014002

 

This recall has been issued due to discolouration of the yellow outer film coat layer of the tablets over time. The discoloured tablets are light yellow, greenish yellow, or brown. The colour of the core tablet has not changed.

The discolouration does not represent any loss of safety or efficacy, however it may cause concern for consumers and is therefore undergoing investigation.

As many generic brands of pantoprazole are registered in Australia and subsidised under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, no supply difficulties are anticipated.

Please inspect your stocks and quarantine all products from the batches listed above for return to your supplier for a refund. Any items supplied by HPS Pharmacies may be returned to the pharmacy for processing.

Retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units for one month, or until normal supply resumes. 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, or Apotex Customer Service on 1800 276 839.

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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